The Development of Positively Charged Silk Biomaterials for Male Contraception

Gallagher, Kelsey-Claire.


  • There are only two options on the market for male contraception: condoms and vasectomies. The goal of this study was to create a temporary, reliable alternative to these current options by producing a positively charged, Bombyx mori silk-based scaffold exhibiting volumetric recovery following compression. Silk fibroin was enriched with carboxyl groups and modified with poly-L-lysine, mixed ... read more
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