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Title: Bioadhesives for internal medical applications : a review
Authors: Zhu, Wenzhen
Chuah, Yon Jin
Wang, Dong-An
Keywords: Engineering::Bioengineering
Issue Date: 2018
Source: Zhu, W., Chuah, Y. J., & Wang, D.-A. (2018). Bioadhesives for internal medical applications : a review. Acta Biomaterialia, 74, 1-16. doi:10.1016/j.actbio.2018.04.034
Journal: Acta Biomaterialia
Abstract: Bioadhesives such as tissue adhesives, hemostatic agents, and tissue sealants have gained increasing popularity in different areas of clinical operations during the last three decades. Bioadhesives can be categorized into internal and external ones according to their application conditions. External bioadhesives are generally applied in topical medications such as wound closure and epidermal grafting. Internal bioadhesives are mainly used in intracorporal conditions with direct contact to internal environment including tissues, organs and body fluids, such as chronic organ leak repair and bleeding complication reduction. This review focuses on internal bioadhesives that, in contrast with external bioadhesives, emphasize much more on biocompatibility and adhesive ability to wet surfaces rather than on gluing time and intensity. The crosslinking mechanisms of present internal bioadhesives can be generally classified as follows: 1) chemical conjugation between reactive groups; 2) free radical polymerization by light or redox initiation; 3) biological or biochemical coupling with specificity; and 4) biomimetic adhesion inspired from natural phenomena. In this review, bioadhesive products of each class are summarized and discussed by comparing their designs, features, and applications as well as their prospects for future development.
URI: https://hdl.handle.net/10356/139488
ISSN: 1742-7061
DOI: 10.1016/j.actbio.2018.04.034
Rights: © 2018 Acta Materialia Inc. Published by Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved.
Fulltext Permission: none
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