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Flexible hydrogel-based functional composite materials

United States Patent

October 8, 2013
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A composite having a flexible hydrogel polymer formed by mixing an organic phase with an inorganic composition, the organic phase selected from the group consisting of a hydrogel monomer, a crosslinker, a radical initiator, and/or a solvent. A polymerization mixture is formed and polymerized into a desired shape and size.
Song; Jie (Shrewsbury, MA), Saiz; Eduardo (Berkeley, CA), Bertozzi; Carolyn R. (Berkeley, CA), Tomsia; Antoni P. (Pinole, CA)
The Regents of the University of California (Oakland, CA)
11/ 817,016
February 22, 2006
STATEMENT OF GOVERNMENTAL SUPPORT This invention was made with government support under Contract DE-AC02-05CH11231 awarded by the United States Department of Energy to The Regents of the University of California for the management and operation of the Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory and the National Institute of Health Grant No. 5R01DE015633-01. The government has certain rights in this invention.