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Polydopamine-coated capsules

United States Patent

April 17, 2018
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One aspect of the invention is a polymer material comprising a capsule coated with PDA. In certain embodiments, the capsule encapsulates a functional agent. The encapsulated functional agent may be an indicating agent, healing agent, protecting agent, pharmaceutical drug, food additive, or a combination thereof.
White; Scott R. (Champaign, IL), Sottos; Nancy R. (Champaign, IL), Kang; Sen (Oakdale, MN), Baginska; Marta B. (Urbana, IL)
The Board of Trustees of the University of Illinois (Urbana, IL)
15/ 165,520
May 26, 2016
GOVERNMENT SUPPORT This invention was made with government support under ANL 9F-3192 EFRC awarded by the United States Department of Energy. The government has certain rights in the invention.