Inkjet Printing-Based Patchable Multilayered Biomolecule-Containing Nanofilms for Biomedical Applications

Moonhyun Choi, Jiwoong Heo, Miso Yang, Jinkee Hong

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Thin films including biocompatible polymers and biological materials as building blocks can be produced with a variety of critical film characteristics, including various materials, thicknesses, roughnesses, amounts of compound released, and release rates for biomedical purposes. We developed a multilayer fabrication system via high-Throughput layer-by-layer (LbL) assembly of a nanofilm with inkjet printing to facilitate practical biomedical applications. Our system was used to generate biomolecule (ovalbumin and basic fibroblast growth factor)-containing printed LbL films. This is the first demonstration of the clinical benefits of nanofilm-Type nanobiomaterials based on molecular organization, suggesting that novel therapeutic human skin patches could be realized without the need for conventional surgical practices.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)870-874
Number of pages5
JournalACS Biomaterials Science and Engineering
Issue number6
Publication statusPublished - 2017 Jun 12

Bibliographical note

Funding Information:
This research was supported by the National Research Foundation of Korea (NRF), funded by the Ministry of Science, ICT & Future Planning of Korea government 2012M3A9C6050104 and 2016M3A9C6917405.

Publisher Copyright:
© 2017 American Chemical Society.

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Biomaterials
  • Biomedical Engineering


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