8/27/2009 8:43:00 AM
MADISON, Wis.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Nerites Corporation announced Thursday that the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) issued two new patents covering the company’s technology. These “composition of matter” patents provide underlying intellectual property protection for surgical adhesives, films, and coatings. Nerites’ scientists create synthetic mimetics of the protein components used by marine mussels to stick to rocks under water. Similar to their natural inspiration, Nerites adhesive polymers can function in a saline environment such as the human body. The adhesives can glue tissues together, seal air and fluid leaks, and prevent bacterial contamination. They demonstrate biocompatibility and high strength in multiple animal models.
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