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Biomimetic hydrogel materials

United States Patent

6,107,365
August 22, 2000
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Novel biomimetic hydrogel materials and methods for their preparation. Hydrogels containing acrylamide-functionalized carbohydrate, sulfoxide, sulfide or sulfone copolymerized with a hydrophilic or hydrophobic copolymerizing material selected from the group consisting of an acrylamide, methacrylamide, acrylate, methacrylate, vinyl and a derivative thereof present in concentration from about 1 to about 99 wt %. and methods for their preparation. The method of use of the new hydrogels for fabrication of soft contact lenses and biomedical implants.
Bertozzi; Carolyn (Albany, CA), Mukkamala; Ravindranath (Houston, TX), Chen; Qing (Albany, CA), Hu; Hopin (Albuquerque, NM), Baude; Dominique (Creteil, FR)
The Regents of the University of California (Oakland, CA)
09/ 145,507
September 2, 1998
The United States Government has certain rights in this invention pursuant to Contract DE-AC03-76SF00098 between the United States Department of Energy and the University of California.