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Recent Reports from Aarhus University Highlight Findings in Nanotechnology

June 4, 2014

By a News Reporter-Staff News Editor at Biotech Week -- Investigators publish new report on Nanotechnology. According to news originating from Aarhus, Denmark, by NewsRx correspondents, research stated, "Electrospinning technology has been widely recognized because of its ability to synthesize nanoscale fibers that are structurally similar to fibrillar structure of the natural extracellular matrix (ECM). Rendering the nanofiber surface to be biofunctional is critical for the successful application of the electrospinning technology in biomedical applications."

Our news journalists obtained a quote from the research from Aarhus University, "Limitations in typical conjugation chemistry and physical adsorption procedures might be overcome by using polydopamine (pDA) coating inspired by adhesive proteins secreted by marine mussels. This perspective paper attempts to highlight an emerging area of the unique combination of electrospinning with pDA surface functionalization. The scientific progress and understandings of pDA coating chemistry mechanisms, coating processes and characterization with aids of nanoscale analytical techniques are reviewed and discussed."

According to the news editors, the research concluded: "The intrinsic biomimetic morphological characteristics of the electrospun nanofibers united with the unique advantages of the pDA associated bio-functionalization have endowed a range of successful applications, especially in the interesting and important field of bioengineering."

For more information on this research see: Mussel inspired surface functionalization of electrospun nanofibers for bio-applications. Physical Chemistry Chemical Physics, 2013;15(40):17029-37. (Royal Society of Chemistry -; Physical Chemistry Chemical Physics -

The news correspondents report that additional information may be obtained from S.R. Nielsen, Interdisciplinary Nanoscience Center, Aarhus University, DK-8000, Aarhus, Denmark. Additional authors for this research include F. Besenbacher and M. Chen (see also Nanotechnology).

Keywords for this news article include: Aarhus, Europe, Denmark, Chemicals, Chemistry, Nanoscale, Nanotechnology, Emerging Technologies.

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Source: Biotech Week

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