The successful development of biomaterials is increasingly influenced by biomimesis essentially the use of biological structures as design templates. This approach has been used here in the design of injectable systems for the nucleus of the intervertebral disc, corneal inlays and intraocular lenses (IOLs). The strategy is based on the use of C-linked sulphonates to mimic the O-linked sulphate groups that are the hydration drivers in proteoglycans. The elastic modulus of the materials can be tailored for specific applications.
|Number of pages||4|
|Journal||Advanced Materials Research|
|Publication status||Published - 25 Apr 2012|
- elastic modulus
Tighe, B., Bramhill, J., & Campbell, D. (2012). Proteoglycan analogues for ophthalmic and orthopaedic applications. Advanced Materials Research, 506, 3-6. https://doi.org/10.4028/www.scientific.net/AMR.506.3