biologically inspired polymers

Uploaded by ScienceVideoGlossary on 05.06.2012

Biologically inspired polymers are materials based on
the structures
of polymers that we find in nature.
For example,
proteins, nucleic acids, and polysaccharides are all
biopolymers, meaning that are based on repeating monomer units
in a linear chain.
We can take that concept
and make non-natural versions of those where we link together non-natural building blocks and
we can make
biologically inspired polymers
that can impact biomedicine and can make new stable biomaterials
uh... that would be useful in many ways.