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Issue 23, 2010
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Bioinspired methodology to fabricate hydrogel spheres for multi-applications using superhydrophobic substrates

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Abstract

Inspired by the rolling of water drops over the lotus leaf, we propose a new biomimetic fabrication process for hydrogel and polymeric spheres over a superhydrophobic substrate. This method may be potentially applied in tissue engineering or as support for cell expansion, cell encapsulation and as spherical structures for controlled release of molecule.

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Submitted
31 Aug 2010
Accepted
27 Sep 2010
First published
09 Oct 2010

Soft Matter, 2010,6, 5868-5871
Article type
Communication

Bioinspired methodology to fabricate hydrogel spheres for multi-applications using superhydrophobic substrates

W. Song, A. C. Lima and J. F. Mano, Soft Matter, 2010, 6, 5868
DOI: 10.1039/C0SM00901F

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