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Self healing, Tough, Stretchy, Bio-gel

Conventional bio-compatible, water based hydrogels have been too fragile. By adding a seaweed extract to polyacrylamide (think soft contact lenses) researchers have created a new gel that is tough, elastic and can self repair damage. This new gel may excel as cartilage replacements and has potential for other bio-implants. Tough gel stretches to 21 times […]