Improvement of Bonding Performance for Biotissue using Marine Mussel Extract Adhesive

홍합 추출 접착액을 이용한 바이오 티슈의 접합능력 향상에 관한 연구

  • Cho, B. (Dept. of Bioindustrial Machinery Engineering, Chungnam National University) ;
  • Stroshine, Richard (Dept. of Agricultural and Biological Engineering, Purdue University)
  • Published : 2007.04.25


The adhesive performance of marine mussel extract was compared with that of the commercial medical adhesives for fastening biotissue (SIS) bandages. Joints bonded with mussel extract showed stronger strength than those bonded with other commercial adhesives. The bonding strength was much improved when the moisture in the Joint was reduced using superporous hydrogel regardless of curing time under humid condition ($37^{\circ}C$ and 91% relative humidity). Water inflow into the SIS joint seemed to degrade the performance of mussel extracts adhesive especially for the joints of short period of curing time. The strength of SIS joints coated with surgical sealant was well maintained after being exposed to water inflow.


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