Rational Design and Enhanced Biocompatibility of a Dry Adhesive Medical Skin Patch

Moon Kyu Kwak, Hoon-Eui Jeong, Kahp Y. Suh

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A new type of medical skin patch is developed that contains high-density, mushroom-like micropillars. Such dry-adhesive micropillars are highly biocompatible, have minimized side effects, and provide reasonable normal adhesion strength. To arrive at optimal conditions for the dry adhesive skin patch, the proper design of various structural and material parameters of micropillars is investigated. Copyright © 2011 WILEY-VCH Verlag GmbH & Co. KGaA, Weinheim.
Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)3949-3953
Number of pages5
JournalAdvanced Materials
Issue number34
StatePublished - Jul 28 2011
Externally publishedYes

Bibliographical note

KAUST Repository Item: Exported on 2020-10-01
Acknowledged KAUST grant number(s): KUK-F1-037-02
Acknowledgements: This work was supported by National Research Foundation of Korea (NRF) grant (No. 20110017530), WCU (World Class University) program (R31-2008-000-10083-0) on multiscale mechanical design, and Basic Science Research Program (2010-0027955) funded by the Ministry of Education, Science, and Technology (MEST). This work was supported in part by the Award No KUK-F1-037-02, made by King Abdullah University of Science and Technology (KAUST) and Institute of Advanced Machinery and Design (IAMD) of Seoul National University.
This publication acknowledges KAUST support, but has no KAUST affiliated authors.


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