Sessile marine organisms evolved strong underwater adhesives, which retain attached under tensional conditions, comparable to the surgical environment. Algal adhesives could serve as tissue adhesives and offer a safe and efficient alternative to painful traditional wound closure devices. The scientific objectives of this research are purification, characterization and gene expression of Algal Bioadhesives (ABs). They will be treated by a multidisciplinary approach using physico-chemical, biochemical, molecular and cellular methodologies. The major deliverables of the study will be novel, surgical tissue adhesive compounds. The contribution to the socio-economic impact will be through improvement of the quality of life by better health care. The economic prospect will develop mariculture and biotechnological industries.
Funding SchemeCSC - Cost-sharing contracts
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