A sprayed supramolecular film cuts down on pericardial adhesions

A sprayable dynamically crosslinked supramolecular polymer–nanoparticle hydrogel that robustly adheres to tissue reduces the severity of cardiac adhesions in rats and sheep.

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The cover illustrates a sprayable supramolecular hydrogel that adheres to the pericardium to reduce the incidence and severity of post-surgical adhesions. The image is a composite of two photographs, one from a gel-coated sheep heart (left) and one from an uncoated sheep heart (right).

Image: Athena Chien, Stanford University. Cover design: Alex Wing