A C Albertsson

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Degradation characteristics in response to electron beam sterilization of designed and biodegradable aliphatic polyester scaffolds are relevant for clinically successful synthetic graft tissue regeneration. Scaffold degradation in vitro and in vivo were documented and correlated to the macroscopic structure and chemical design of the original polymer. The(More)
In vitro, degradable aliphatic polyesters are widely used as cell carriers for bone tissue engineering, despite their lack of biological cues. Their biological active surface is rather determined by an adsorbed layer of proteins from the surrounding media. Initial cell fate, including adhesion and proliferation, which are key properties for efficient cell(More)
Polymers with ester linkages in their main chain comprise a family of polymers with immense diversity and versatility. This review deals with the preparation of such polymers from dicarboxylic acid monomers, and the result in terms of properties and applicability. Polyesters alone, and their copolymers with amides, anhydrides, urethanes, imides, ethers or(More)
Two small-scale double emulsion techniques for incorporation of formaldehyde-inactivated rotavirus particles (FRRV) into poly(lactide-co-glycolide) (PLG) microspheres were developed and optimised. The effects of high-speed homogenisation versus vortex mixing on the double emulsion stability, microsphere size, entrapment efficiency and in vitro release of(More)
Primary amine groups were introduced into polyacrylamide-LLDPE films, using the Hofmann degradation synthesis. The Hofmann degradation was studied at room temperature using sodium hypochlorite and sodium hydroxide at different concentrations. Diazotized heparin was covalently bound to the grafted LLDPE film via the primary amine groups. Surfaces were(More)
Casein incorporated in building materials is degraded by species of alkali-tolerant Clostridia. A whole range of compounds have previously been detected in degraded building materials containing casein as an additive by gas chromatography (GC), including volatile and non-volatile organic acids, alcohols, ketones, aldehydes and monoamines. Using(More)
With a new non-destructive and solvent-free photografting technique, N-vinylpyrrolidone was covalently grafted onto the surfaces of degradable polymers; poly(l-lactide), poly(epsilon-caprolactone), poly(lactide-co-glycolide), and poly(trimethylene carbonate). The modified surfaces were characterized by XPS, ATR-FTIR, SEM, and cell growth tests. The(More)
Biodegradable blends of poly(trimethylene carbonate) (PTMC) and poly(adipic anhydride) (PAA) have been proven to be strong candidates for controlled drug delivery polymers in vitro. We now report on the stability, sterilizability and in vivo local tissue response of these matrices. Blend matrices were sterilized by beta-radiation or ethylene oxide gas(More)
Biologically active compounds have been incorporated into synthetic polymers. Bithionol, a well-known and potent antibacterial agent, has been used as bisphenol monomers for polyesters, polyphosphates, and phosphonates; the bischloroformate of bithionol has been converted into copolycarbonates and polyurethanes. The copolycarbonates of bithionol, optimally(More)
Poly(ethylene terephthalate) (PET) was photografted in a solvent free vapor of maleic anhydride and benzophenone. After hydrolysis of the initially grafted succinic anhydride groups, the carboxylic PET surfaces were modified by coupling reactions in organic and aqueous solutions. 2,2,2-Trifluoroethylamine and diamino PEGs of molecular weight 3400 and 2000(More)