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Electrochemical Bioencapsulation of Nanomaterials into Collagen for Biomedical Applications

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Here we reported a novel electrochemical encapsulation method to encapsulate various nanomaterials and bimolecules into collagen. The electrochemical encapsulation process involves assembling of collagen along with Nano/bio materials using an isoelectric focusing mechanism. We have showed that a wide range of Nanomaterials such as carbon nanotubes, polymeric nanoparticles, magnetic calcium phosphate nanoparticles and biomolecules can be encapsulated into collagen. These novel collagen-based composite materials possess improved electric, mechanical, antimicrobial, magnetic, bioactive properties. Thus, this novel electrochemical encapsulation process offers a means to fabricate novel biomaterials for various biomedical applications such as tendon/ligament, nerve, skin tissue engineering, tendon/ligament to bone grafts, and sutures, etc.

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X. Cheng, V. Poenitzsch, L. Cornell, C. Tsao and T. Potter, "Electrochemical Bioencapsulation of Nanomaterials into Collagen for Biomedical Applications," Journal of Encapsulation and Adsorption Sciences, Vol. 3 No. 1, 2013, pp. 16-23. doi: 10.4236/jeas.2013.31003.

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