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Algal bioadhesives

Objective

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.

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ISRAEL OCEANOGRAPHIC & LIMNOLOGICAL RESEARCH INSTITUTE
Address
Tel Shikmona
31080 Haifa
Israel

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Participants (6)

BIO GELS PHARMACEUTICALS
Iceland
Address
Hagi Hofvallagotu 53
107 Reykjavik

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BIOTA LTD
Israel
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Narkisim 30
36601 Nesher

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CENTRE NATIONAL DE LA RECHERCHE SCIENTIFIQUE
France
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Place Georges Teissier
29682 Roscoff

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GOETEBORG UNIVERSITY
Sweden
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Lundberg Laboratory
405 30 Göteborg

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TECHNION - ISRAEL INSTITUTE OF TECHNOLOGY
Israel
Address
Technion City
Haifa

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UNIVERSITY OF BIRMINGHAM
United Kingdom
Address
Edgbaston
B15 2TT Birmingham

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