Alice Melkonian

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Surfaces bearing carbohydrate units have been modified in a two-step process to incorporate functionalities (lipophilic with polycationic units) that bear antibacterial activity. The effectiveness of these modified surfaces for antibacterial action against a series of seven Gram-positive and Gram-negative bacteria are reported.
Much effort has been directed toward the development of serum-free, hormonally defined culture conditions for the maintenance of differentiated functions in many cell types, including hepatocytes. However, in the development of a hepatocyte bioreactor for artificial liver support, many designs propose the maintenance of cells in plasma as opposed to defined(More)
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