Macromolecular Bioscience, a monthly scientific journal, featured a study authored by Hui Shao, Kent Bachus and Russell Stewart. The researchers entitled their study, “A Water-Borne Adhesive Modeled After The Sandcastle Glue Of P. Californica”, which described a water-borne adhesive created by mimicking the composition and curing mechanisms of the Phragmatopoma californica glue.
The researchers, with the help of Brookhaven Instruments, synthesized polyacrylate glue protein analogs of the glue secreted by P. californica with phosphate, primary amine and catechol sidechains with molar ratios similar to the natural glue proteins. The molecular weight and polydispersity index of copolymers used in this study were determined using Brookhaven’s BI-DNDC and BI-MwA. Through this study, the researchers were able present material properties of complex coacervates that may be ideal for development of clinically useful adhesives and other biomaterials.
Advances in adhesive technology for medical properties are now being studied to replace mechanical fasteners with adhesive bonds that could be used for orthopedic surgery, ﬁxing bone fractures and delivering antibiotics, pain relievers, and/or growth factors to provide greater patient comfort and accelerate bone healing. With scientific investigations like this, researchers and scientists rely on well-equipped instruments to provide fast and accurate results. Brookhaven Instruments has the capability to provide for all the requirements that modern day scientific investigation requires.
Brookhaven Instruments has a wide array of analytical equipment ranging from particle size analyzers to molecular weight analyzers and zeta potential analyzers.
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