Composite Biomimetic Materials
In an embodiment, composite materials having a fiber of relatively high Young's modulus is embedded in an elastin mimetic material with a relatively low Young's modulus. In an embodiment, the fiber is crimped so as to provide a composite material having a non-linear stress-strain curve, with an initial Young's modulus at lower strains that is less than the Young's modulus at higher strains. The composite materials are optionally formed into medical devices. Further provided are methods of making composite materials, making a collagen fiber, and crimping fibers such as collagen fibers.
CHAIKOF ELLIOT L [US]; CAVES JEFFREY [US]; ALLEN MARK [US]
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