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Issue 12, 2011
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Polydopamine—a nature-inspired polymer coating for biomedical science

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Abstract

Polymer coatings are of central importance for many biomedical applications. In the past few years, poly(dopamine) (PDA) has attracted considerable interest for various types of biomedical applications. This feature article outlines the basic chemistry and material science regarding PDA and discusses its successful application from coatings for interfacing with cells, to drug delivery and biosensing. Although many questions remain open, the primary aim of this feature article is to illustrate the advent of PDA on its way to become a popular polymer for bioengineering purposes.

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The article was received on 29 Jul 2011, accepted on 21 Sep 2011 and first published on 25 Oct 2011


Article type: Feature Article
DOI: 10.1039/C1NR10969C
Citation: Nanoscale, 2011,3, 4916-4928
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    Polydopamine—a nature-inspired polymer coating for biomedical science

    M. E. Lynge, R. van der Westen, A. Postma and B. Städler, Nanoscale, 2011, 3, 4916
    DOI: 10.1039/C1NR10969C

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