Visible light-initiated interfacial thiol-norbornene photopolymerization for forming an islet surface conformal coating

Han Shih, Raghavendra G. Mirmira, Chien Chi Lin

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A cytocompatible visible light-mediated interfacial thiol-norbornene photopolymerization scheme was developed for creating a hydrogel conformal coating on pancreatic islets. The step-growth thiol-norbornene reaction provides high consistency and tunability to gel coating thickness. Furthermore, isolated islets coated with thiol-norbornene gel maintained their viability and function in vitro.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)170-175
Number of pages6
JournalJournal of Materials Chemistry B
Issue number2
StatePublished - Jan 14 2015


ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Chemistry(all)
  • Biomedical Engineering
  • Materials Science(all)

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