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Self-assembling membranes and related methods thereof

United States Patent

August 20, 2013
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The present invention relates to self-assembling membranes. In particular, the present invention provides self-assembling membranes configured for securing and/or delivering bioactive agents. In some embodiments, the self-assembling membranes are used in the treatment of diseases, and related methods (e.g., diagnostic methods, research methods, drug screening).
Capito; Ramille M. (Lake in the Hills, IL), Azevedo; Helena S. (Braga, PT), Stupp; Samuel I. (Chicago, IL)
Northwestern University (Evanston, IL)
12/ 031,421
February 14, 2008
This invention was made with government support by the Department of Energy (grant DE-FG02-00ER45810), the National Institutes of Health (grants 5-R01-EB003806, 5-R01-DE015920, 5-P50-NS054287), and the National Science Foundation (grant DMR-0605427). The government has certain rights in the invention.