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Microarray-based comparative genomic hybridization (array CGH) is a high-resolution and comprehensive method for detecting both genome-wide and chromosome-specific copy-number imbalance. We have developed an array CGH analysis system (consisting of an array CGH chip plus its exclusive analysis software) for constitutional genetic diagnosis and have(More)
Fluorapatite (FA)-collagen composites were synthesized via a biomimetic coprecipitation method in order to improve the structural stability and cellular responses. Different amounts of ammonium fluoride (NH4F), acting as a fluorine source for FA, were added to the precipitation of the composites. The precipitated composites were freeze-dried and(More)
Highly porous zirconia (ZrO(2)) bone scaffolds, fabricated by a replication technique using polymeric sponge, were coated with hydroxyapatite (HA). To prevent the chemical reactions between ZrO(2) and HA, an intermediate fluorapatite (FA) layer was introduced. The strength of the porous ZrO(2) was higher than that of pure HA by a factor of 7, suggesting the(More)
Hydroxyapatite (HA) macrochanneled porous scaffolds, with a controlled pore structure, were fabricated via a combination of the extrusion and lamination processes. The scaffold was architectured by aligning and laminating the extruded HA and carbon filaments. The macrochannel pores were formed by removing the carbon filaments after thermal treatments(More)
Fluor-hydroxyapatite (FHA) film was coated on a zirconia (ZrO(2)) substrate by a sol-gel method. An appropriate amount of F ions was incorporated into the hydroxyapatite (HA) during the preparation of the sols. The apatite phase began to crystallize after heat treatment at 400 degrees C, and increased in intensity above 500 degrees C. No decomposition was(More)
Hydroxyapatite (HA)/poly(epsilon-caprolactone) (PCL) composite scaffolds were fabricated using a combination of the extrusion and bi-axial lamination processes. Firstly, HA/PCL composites with various HA contents (0, 50, 60, 70 wt%) were prepared by mixing the HA powders and the molten PCL at 100 degrees C and then extruded through an orifice with(More)
The biocompatibility of zirconia-alumina (ZA) nano-composites in load-bearing applications such as dental/orthopedic implants was significantly enhanced by the addition of bioactive HA. The ZA matrix was composed of nano-composite powder obtained from the Pechini process and had higher flexural strength than conventionally mixed zirconia-alumina composite.(More)
Advances in materials and electrode architecture have facilitated remarkable improvements in the power performance of rechargeable batteries over the past decade, as represented by laboratory demonstrations of fast discharge [ 1–3 ] and commercial realizations such as packaged Li-ion cells with > 20 kW/kg at ∼ 65 Wh/kg. [ 4 ] However, even the most advanced(More)
A combination of bi-axial machining and lamination was used to fabricate macrochanneled poly (epsilon-caprolactone) (PCL)/hydroxyapatite (HA) scaffolds. Thermoplastic PCL/HA sheets with a thickness of 1 mm, consisting of a 40 wt% PCL polymer and 60 wt% HA particles, were bi-axially machined. The thermoplastic PCL/HA exhibited an excellent surface finish(More)
The drug resistance of microorganisms isolated from laboratory animals never treated with antibiotics is being reported consistently, while the number of laboratory animals used in medicine, pharmacy, veterinary medicine, agriculture, nutrition, and environmental and health science has increased rapidly in Korea. Therefore, this study examined the(More)
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