Research Highlight

Nature-inspired adhesive biomaterials

Our main research scope is to design nature-inspired adhesive materials via catechol or gallol redox chemistry, potential application of which is cardiovascular system. In detail, we have focused on developing a variety of adhesive biomedical formulations (i.e., hydrogels, particulates) exhibiting hemostatic effect, minimally invasive, hemostatic medical devices as well as adhesion/affinity-based drug-delivery carriers based on mussel-inspired catechol/its derivatives chemistry for wet-resistant adhesion. The ultimate goal of our research is to design a new generation of biomaterial-based practical medical tools capable of diagnosing and treating actual patients.​