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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28226245/subconjunctival-injectable-dendrimer-dexamethasone-gel-for-the-treatment-of-corneal-inflammation
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Uri Soiberman, Siva P Kambhampati, Tony Wu, Manoj K Mishra, Yumin Oh, Rishi Sharma, Jiangxia Wang, Abdul Elah Al Towerki, Samuel Yiu, Walter J Stark, Rangaramanujam M Kannan
Corneal inflammation is often encountered as a key pathological event in many corneal diseases. Current treatments involve topical corticosteroids which require frequent instillations due to rapid tear turnover, causing side-effects such as corneal toxicity and elevated intraocular pressure (IOP). Hence, new interventions that can reduce side effects, dosing frequency, and increase patient compliance can be highly beneficial. In this study, we explore a subconjunctival injectable gel based on G4-PAMAM dendrimer and hyaluronic acid, cross-linked using thiol-ene click chemistry, incorporated with dendrimer dexamethasone (D-Dex) conjugates as a potential strategy for sustained delivery and enhanced bioavailability of corticosteroids...
February 16, 2017: Biomaterials
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28214704/corrigendum-to-sustained-localized-presentation-of-rna-interfering-molecules-from-in-situ-forming-hydrogels-to-guide-stem-cell-osteogenic-differentiation-biomaterials-35-24-2014-6278-6286
#2
Minh K Nguyen, Oju Jeon, Melissa D Krebs, Daniel Schapira, Eben Alsberg
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
February 16, 2017: Biomaterials
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28226244/molecularly-organic-inorganic-hybrid-hollow-mesoporous-organosilica-nanocapsules-with-tumor-specific-biodegradability-and-enhanced-chemotherapeutic-functionality
#3
Ping Huang, Yu Chen, Han Lin, Luodan Yu, Linlin Zhang, Liying Wang, Yufang Zhu, Jianlin Shi
Based on the intrinsic features of high stability and unique multifunctionality, inorganic nanoparticles have shown remarkable potentials in combating cancer, but their biodegradability and biocompatibility are still under debate. As a paradigm, this work successfully demonstrates that framework organic-inorganic hybridization can endow the inorganic mesoporous silica nanocarriers with unique tumor-sensitive biodegradability and high biocompatibility. Based on a "chemical homology" mechanism, molecularly organic-inorganic hybridized hollow mesoporous organosilica nanocapsules (HMONs) with high dispersity and sub-50 nm particle dimension were constructed in mass production...
February 15, 2017: Biomaterials
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28214703/polyester-fabric-sheet-layers-functionalized-with-graphene-oxide-for-sensitive-isolation-of-circulating-tumor-cells
#4
Jiyoon Bu, Young Jun Kim, Yoon-Tae Kang, Tae Hee Lee, Jeongsuk Kim, Young-Ho Cho, Sae-Won Han
The metastasis of cancer is strongly associated with the spread of circulating tumor cells (CTCs). Based on the microfluidic devices, which offer rapid recovery of CTCs, a number of studies have demonstrated the potential of CTCs as a diagnostic tool. However, not only the insufficient specificity and sensitivity derived from the rarity and heterogeneity of CTCs, but also the high-cost fabrication processes limit the use of CTC-based medical devices in commercial. Here, we present a low-cost fabric sheet layers for CTC isolation, which are composed of polyester monofilament yarns...
February 12, 2017: Biomaterials
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28222326/crossing-kingdoms-using-decellularized-plants-as-perfusable-tissue-engineering-scaffolds
#5
Joshua R Gershlak, Sarah Hernandez, Gianluca Fontana, Luke R Perreault, Katrina J Hansen, Sara A Larson, Bernard Y K Binder, David M Dolivo, Tianhong Yang, Tanja Dominko, Marsha W Rolle, Pamela J Weathers, Fabricio Medina-Bolivar, Carole L Cramer, William L Murphy, Glenn R Gaudette
Despite significant advances in the fabrication of bioengineered scaffolds for tissue engineering, delivery of nutrients in complex engineered human tissues remains a challenge. By taking advantage of the similarities in the vascular structure of plant and animal tissues, we developed decellularized plant tissue as a prevascularized scaffold for tissue engineering applications. Perfusion-based decellularization was modified for different plant species, providing different geometries of scaffolding. After decellularization, plant scaffolds remained patent and able to transport microparticles...
February 10, 2017: Biomaterials
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28199885/evaluation-of-polyesteramide-pea-and-polyester-plga-microspheres-as-intravitreal-drug-delivery-systems-in-albino-rats
#6
Tobias Peters, Seong-Woo Kim, Vinicius Castro, Krunoslav Stingl, Torsten Strasser, Sylvia Bolz, Ulrich Schraermeyer, George Mihov, MengMeng Zong, Vanessa Andres-Guerrero, Rocio Herrero Vanrell, Aylvin A Dias, Neil R Cameron, Eberhart Zrenner
PURPOSE: To study the suitability of injectable microspheres based on poly(ester amide) (PEA) or poly lactic-co-glycolic acid (PLGA) as potential vehicles for intravitreal drug delivery in rat eyes. Dexamethasone-loaded PEA microspheres (PEA + DEX) were also evaluated. METHODS: Forty male Sprague Dawley rats were divided into four groups that received different intravitreally injected microspheres: PEA group (n = 12); PLGA group (n = 12); PEA + DEX group (n = 8); and control group (no injection, n = 8)...
February 7, 2017: Biomaterials
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28199884/three-dimensional-growth-of-human-endothelial-cells-in-an-automated-cell-culture-experiment-container-during-the-spacex-crs-8-iss-space-mission-the-spheroids-project
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Jessica Pietsch, Samuel Gass, Stefano Nebuloni, David Echegoyen, Stefan Riwaldt, Christin Baake, Johann Bauer, Thomas J Corydon, Marcel Egli, Manfred Infanger, Daniela Grimm
Human endothelial cells (ECs) were sent to the International Space Station (ISS) to determine the impact of microgravity on the formation of three-dimensional structures. For this project, an automatic experiment unit (EU) was designed allowing cell culture in space. In order to enable a safe cell culture, cell nourishment and fixation after a pre-programmed timeframe, the materials used for construction of the EUs were tested in regard to their biocompatibility. These tests revealed a high biocompatibility for all parts of the EUs, which were in contact with the cells or the medium used...
February 7, 2017: Biomaterials
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28199886/construction-of-tissue-engineered-full-thickness-cornea-substitute-using-limbal-epithelial-cell-like-and-corneal-endothelial-cell-like-cells-derived-from-human-embryonic-stem-cells
#8
Canwei Zhang, Liqun Du, Peng Sun, Lin Shen, Jing Zhu, Kunpeng Pang, Xinyi Wu
The aim of this study was to construct a full-thickness artificial cornea substitute in vitro by coculturing limbal epithelial cell-like (LEC-like) cells and corneal endothelial cell-like (CEC-like) cells derived from human embryonic stem cells (hESCs) on APCM scaffold. A 400 μm thickness, 11 mm diameter APCM lamella containing Bowman's membrane was prepared as the scaffold using trephine and a special apparatus made by ourselves. LEC-like cells and CEC-like cells, derived from hESCs as our previously described, were cocultured on the scaffold using a special insert of 24-well plates that enabled seeding both sides of the scaffold...
February 6, 2017: Biomaterials
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28209528/decellularized-human-colorectal-cancer-matrices-polarize-macrophages-towards-an-anti-inflammatory-phenotype-promoting-cancer-cell-invasion-via-ccl18
#9
M L Pinto, E Rios, A C Silva, S C Neves, H R Caires, A T Pinto, C Durães, F A Carvalho, A P Cardoso, N C Santos, C C Barrias, D S Nascimento, P Pinto-do-Ó, M A Barbosa, F Carneiro, M J Oliveira
Macrophages are frequently identified in solid tumors, playing important roles in cancer progression. Their remarkable plasticity makes them very sensitive to environmental factors, including the extracellular matrix (ECM). In the present work, we investigated the impact of human colorectal tumor matrices on macrophage polarization and on macrophage-mediated cancer cell invasion. Accordingly, we developed an innovative 3D-organotypic model, based on the decellularization of normal and tumor tissues derived from colorectal cancer patients' surgical resections...
February 5, 2017: Biomaterials
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28189871/vacuum-assisted-decellularization-an-accelerated-protocol-to-generate-tissue-engineered-human-tracheal-scaffolds
#10
Colin R Butler, Robert E Hynds, Claire Crowley, Kate H C Gowers, Leanne Partington, Nicholas J Hamilton, Carla Carvalho, Manuela Platé, Edward R Samuel, Alan J Burns, Luca Urbani, Martin A Birchall, Mark W Lowdell, Paolo De Coppi, Sam M Janes
Patients with large tracheal lesions unsuitable for conventional endoscopic or open operations may require a tracheal replacement but there is no present consensus of how this may be achieved. Tissue engineering using decellularized or synthetic tracheal scaffolds offers a new avenue for airway reconstruction. Decellularized human donor tracheal scaffolds have been applied in compassionate-use clinical cases but naturally derived extracellular matrix (ECM) scaffolds demand lengthy preparation times. Here, we compare a clinically applied detergent-enzymatic method (DEM) with an accelerated vacuum-assisted decellularization (VAD) protocol...
February 5, 2017: Biomaterials
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28209527/exploring-deformable-particles-in-vascular-targeted-drug-delivery-softer-is-only-sometimes-better
#11
Margaret B Fish, Catherine A Fromen, Genesis Lopez-Cazares, Alexander W Golinski, Timothy F Scott, Reheman Adili, Michael Holinstat, Omolola Eniola-Adefeso
The ability of vascular-targeted drug carriers (VTCs) to localize and bind to a targeted, diseased endothelium determines their overall clinical utility. Here, we investigate how particle modulus and size determine adhesion of VTCs to the vascular wall under physiological blood flow conditions. In general, deformable microparticles (MPs) outperformed nanoparticles (NPs) in all experimental conditions tested. Our results indicate that MP modulus enhances particle adhesion in a shear-dependent manner. In low shear human blood flow profiles in vitro, low modulus particles showed favorable adhesion, while at high shear, rigid particles showed superior adhesion...
February 4, 2017: Biomaterials
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28188997/china-s-landscape-in-regenerative-medicine
#12
REVIEW
Xin Tang, Hua Qin, Xiaosong Gu, Xiaobing Fu
Regenerative medicine is a burgeoning interdisciplinary research field that can impact healthcare by offering new therapeutic strategies to replace or regenerate human cells, tissues, or organs with the ultimate goal of restoring or establishing normal human functions. The past decade has seen significant progress of regenerative medicine in China, the world's most populous developing country. With government backing, the progress in regenerative medicine is driven by increasing medical demands of people, accompanied by the economic growth, population aging, and lifestyle change in China...
February 3, 2017: Biomaterials
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28192772/direct-3d-bioprinting-of-prevascularized-tissue-constructs-with-complex-microarchitecture
#13
Wei Zhu, Xin Qu, Jie Zhu, Xuanyi Ma, Sherrina Patel, Justin Liu, Pengrui Wang, Cheuk Sun Edwin Lai, Maling Gou, Yang Xu, Kang Zhang, Shaochen Chen
Living tissues rely heavily on vascular networks to transport nutrients, oxygen and metabolic waste. However, there still remains a need for a simple and efficient approach to engineer vascularized tissues. Here, we created prevascularized tissues with complex three-dimensional (3D) microarchitectures using a rapid bioprinting method - microscale continuous optical bioprinting (μCOB). Multiple cell types mimicking the native vascular cell composition were encapsulated directly into hydrogels with precisely controlled distribution without the need of sacrificial materials or perfusion...
February 2, 2017: Biomaterials
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28187394/nano-on-micro-fibrous-extracellular-matrices-for-scalable-expansion-of-human-es-ips-cells
#14
Li Liu, Ken-Ichiro Kamei, Momoko Yoshioka, Minako Nakajima, Junjun Li, Nanae Fujimoto, Shiho Terada, Yumie Tokunaga, Yoshie Koyama, Hideki Sato, Kouichi Hasegawa, Norio Nakatsuji, Yong Chen
Human pluripotent stem cells (hPSCs) hold great potential for industrial and clinical applications. Clinical-grade scaffolds and high-quality hPSCs are required for cell expansion as well as easy handling and manipulation of the products. Current hPSC culture methods do not fulfill these requirements because of a lack of proper extracellular matrices (ECMs) and cell culture wares. We developed a layered nano-on-micro fibrous cellular matrix mimicking ECM, named "fiber-on-fiber (FF)" matrix, which enables easy handling and manipulation of cultured cells...
February 2, 2017: Biomaterials
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28188995/development-of-ciprofloxacin-loaded-contact-lenses-using-fluorous-chemistry
#15
Guoting Qin, Zhiling Zhu, Siheng Li, Alison M McDermott, Chengzhi Cai
In this work, we developed a simple method to load drugs into commercially available contact lenses utilizing fluorous chemistry. We demonstrated this method using model compounds including fluorous-tagged fluorescein and antibiotic ciprofloxacin. We showed that fluorous interactions facilitated the loading of model molecules into fluorocarbon-containing contact lenses, and that the release profiles exhibited sustained release. Contact lenses loaded with fluorous-tagged ciprofloxacin exhibited antimicrobial activity against Pseudomonas aeruginosa in vitro, while no cytotoxicity towards human corneal epithelial cells was observed...
January 31, 2017: Biomaterials
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28187393/shape-controlled-fabrication-of-magnetite-silver-hybrid-nanoparticles-with-high-performance-magnetic-hyperthermia
#16
Qi Ding, Dongfang Liu, Dawei Guo, Fang Yang, Xingyun Pang, Renchao Che, Naizhen Zhou, Jun Xie, Jianfei Sun, Zhihai Huang, Ning Gu
Superparamagnetic Fe3O4 nanoparticles (NPs)-based hyperthermia is a promising non-invasive approach for cancer therapy. However, the heat transfer efficiency of Fe3O4 NPs is relative low, which hinders their practical clinical applications. Therefore, it is promising to improve the magnetic hyperthermia efficiency by exploring the higher performance magnetic NPs-based hybrid nanostructures. In the current study, it presents a straightforward in situ reduction method for the shape-controlled preparation of magnetite (Fe3O4) silver (Ag) hybrid NPs designed as magnetic hyperthermia heat mediators...
January 31, 2017: Biomaterials
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28167391/bioengineered-three-dimensional-diseased-intervertebral-disc-model-revealed-inflammatory-crosstalk
#17
Akshay Srivastava, Isma Liza Mohd Isa, Peadar Rooney, Abhay Pandit
Without an appropriate disease model, the understanding of the pathophysiology of intervertebral disc degeneration and inflammation is limited. The lack of understanding limits the potential discovery of therapeutic targets as viable treatment options. Here, we report a versatile method to develop a three-dimensional intervertebral disc (IVD) model to study the response of nucleus pulposus (NP) and annulus fibrosus (AF) cells to inflammatory (IL-1β-induced) stimulation. The cell shape regulated IVD model was engineered by modulating the crosslinking of a self-assembled collagen hydrogel...
January 31, 2017: Biomaterials
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28167390/hyper-cell-permeable-micelles-as-a-drug-delivery-carrier-for-effective-cancer-therapy
#18
Phei Er Saw, Mikyung Yu, Minsuk Choi, Eunbeol Lee, Sangyong Jon, Omid C Farokhzad
Although PEGylated liposomes (PEG-LS) have been intensively studied as drug-delivery vehicles, the rigidity and the hydrophilic PEG corona of liposomal membranes often limits cellular uptake, resulting in insufficient drug delivery to target cells. Thus, it is necessary to develop a new type of lipid-based self-assembled nanoparticles capable of enhanced cellular uptake, tissue penetration, and drug release than conventional PEGylated liposomes. Herein, we describe a simple modification of bicellar formulation in which the addition of a PEGylated phospholipid produced a dramatic physicochemical change in morphology, i...
January 31, 2017: Biomaterials
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28192773/a-bioinspired-elastin-based-protein-for-a-cytocompatible-underwater-adhesive
#19
M Jane Brennan, Bridget F Kilbride, Jonathan J Wilker, Julie C Liu
The development of adhesives that can be applied and create strong bonds underwater is a significant challenge for materials engineering. When the adhesive is intended for biomedical applications, further criteria, such as biocompatibility, must be met. Current biomedical adhesive technologies do not meet these needs. In response, we designed a bioinspired protein system that shows promise to achieve biocompatible underwater adhesion coupled with environmentally responsive behavior that is "smart" - that is, it can be tuned to suit a specific application...
January 30, 2017: Biomaterials
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28188996/dual-delivery-of-growth-factors-with-coacervate-coated-poly-lactic-co-glycolic-acid-nanofiber-improves-neovascularization-in%C3%A2-a-mouse-skin-flap-model
#20
Min Suk Lee, Taufiq Ahmad, Jinkyu Lee, Hassan K Awada, Yadong Wang, Kyobum Kim, Heungsoo Shin, Hee Seok Yang
Random skin flaps are commonly used in plastic and reconstructive surgery for patients suffering from severe or large scale wounds or in facial reconstruction. However, skin flaps are sometimes susceptible to partial or complete necrosis at the distal parts of the flaps due to insufficient blood perfusion in the defected area. In order to improve neovascularization in skin flaps, we developed an exogenous growth factor (GF) delivery platform comprised of coacervate-coated poly(lactic-co-glycolic acid) (PLGA) nanofibers...
January 30, 2017: Biomaterials
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