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Materials - Biomaterials | Biological Adhesive Systems - From Nature to Technical and Medical Application

Biological Adhesive Systems

From Nature to Technical and Medical Application

University of Vienna, Dr. D. Fac. of Life Science, Grunwald, Ingo (Eds.)

2010, XI, 305 p.

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  • First comprehensive presentation of chemical-related bonding systems in plants and animals
  • Applicability and practicability of biological adhesives for research and industry
  • 3D computer-based reconstruction models as standard method for other disciplines and research field

There is a growing need for new adhesives for technical and medical applications! The nature uses adhesion in a host of ways and we can learn a great deal from this. Adhesive systems of potential interest need to be thoroughly analyzed and the common underlying principles and unique features of natural adhesives have to be understood.

The first part of this book gives an overview of selected adhesive systems from the plant and animal kingdoms. It describes their structure (morphology), function (secretion), and what kinds of adhesives are produced (composition). Knowledge about biological adhesives raises the question as to how these systems can benefit our daily lives.

The second part of this book focuses on technical and medical applications of biological adhesives and biomimetic systems. The use of renewable biological components in industrial adhesives is also highlighted as is the use of biomimetic and bio-adhesives in basic and applied research. Medical and surgical applications of these adhesives such as wound healing and the bonding of tissues/organs are also covered.

This publication can be readily used in conjunction with the book “Biological Adhesives” by Smith and Callow (2006) which describes the basis of bonding systems and their chemical and mechanical properties and means that readers now have a comprehensive overview of biological adhesive systems and their applications!

Content Level » Research

Keywords » animals - chemistry - insects - morphology - system - tissue

Related subjects » Animal Sciences - Biomaterials - Characterization & Evaluation of Materials

Table of contents 

Foreword (J. H. Waite)Part A: Morphology of Glandular Glue SystemsIntroduction (J. von Byern)1. Bonding Single Pollen Grains Together: How and Why? (M. Hesse)2. Deadly Glue – Adhesive Traps of Carnivorous Plants (W. Adlassnig et al.)3. Bonding Tactics in Ctenophores – Morphology and Function of the Colloblast System (J. von Byern et al.)4. Gastropod Secretory Glands and Adhesive Gels (A. Smith)5. Characterization of the Adhesive Systems in Cephalopods (N. Cyran et al.)6. Unravelling the Sticky Threads of Sea Cucumbers - A Comparative Study on Cuvierian Tubule Morphology and Histochemistry (P. T. Becker, P. Flammang)7. Adhesion Mechanisms Developed by Sea Stars: A Review of the Ultrastructure and Composition of Tube Feet and Their Secretion (E. Hennebert)8. Adhesive Exocrine Glands in Insects: Morphology, Ultrastructure, and Adhesive Secretion (O. Betz)9. Mechanisms of Adhesion in Adult Barnacles (A. M. Power et al.)10. Morphology of the Adhesive System in the Sandcastle Worm, Phragmatopoma californica (C. S. Wang et al.)11. Adhesive Dermal Secretions of the Amphibia, with Particular Reference to the Australian Limnodynastid Genus Notaden (M. Tyler)Part B: Biomimetic AdhesivesIntroduction (I. Grunwald)12. Renewable (Biological) Compounds in Adhesives for Industrial Applications (H. Onusseit)13. Bio-inspired Polyphenolic Adhesives for Medical and Technical Applications (K. Rischka et al.)14. Medical Products and Their Application Range (J. Blume, W. Schwotzer)15. Fibrin: The Very First Biomimetic Glue - Still a Great Tool (J. Ferguson et al.)16. Properties and Potential Alternative Applications of Fibrin Glue (S. Nürnberger et al.)17. Biodegradable (Meth)acrylate-based Adhesives for Surgical Applications (A. Berg et al.)18. Byssus Formation in Mytilus (H. G. Silverman, F. F.Roberto)19. Wet Performance of Biomimetic Fibrillar Adhesives (K. H. A. Lau, P. B. Messersmith)Subject IndexList of Contributors

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