A research team in physics, mechanical engineering, electrical and electronic engineering at the University of Hong Kong have reported the development of multifunctional tendon-mimetic hydrogels by assembling aramid nanofibre composites.
The anisotropic composite hydrogels contained stiff nanofibres and soft polyvinyl alcohol portions to mimic biological interactions that typically occur between collagen fibres and proteoglycans in tendons.
For the full story, see the April 2023 edition of Medical Textiles.
Image: Science Advances (2023). DOI: 10.1126/sciadv.ade6973