Shear-Thinning Biomaterial: Catheter InjectionNext
This movie shows the solid state of the shear-thinning biomaterial immediately after release from the catheter into an aqueous solution (00:04). The STB is cohesive and remains as one solid piece throughout the injection process. There is no noticeable dissolution of the STB into the solution, suggesting it is stable immediately after being discharged from the tip of the catheter (5F-Beacon Tip Torcon NB Advantage Catheter, Cook Incorporated).
Credit: Wyss Institute at Harvard University