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

Moonhyun Choi, Jiwoong Heo, Miso Yang, Jinkee Hong

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Abstract

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
Volume3
Issue number6
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2017 Jun 12

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Biomaterials
  • Biomedical Engineering

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