Eui Hwa Jang

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Curved biodegradable microneedles for application to the outer surface of blood vessels are produced to enhance drug delivery to vascular tissues suffering from hyperplasia or atherosclerosis. Spatially discrete thermal drawing and post-annealing processes are employed to fabricate microneedles on a curved surface. Insertion of microneedles into arteries in(More)
Restenosis often occurs at the site of vascular grafting and may become fatal for patients. Restenosis at anastomosis sites is due to neointimal hyperplasia (NH) and difficult to treat with conventional treatments. Such abnormal growth of smooth muscle cells in tunica media of vascular tissue can be reduced by delivering anti-proliferation drugs such as(More)
Spatially discrete thermal drawing is introduced as a novel method for the fabrication of biodegradable microneedles with ultra-sharp tip ends. This method provides the enhanced control of microneedle shapes by spatially controlling the temperature of drawn polymer as well as drawing steps and speeds. Particular focus is given on the formation of sharp tip(More)
Intimal hyperplasia is an excessive ingrowth of tissue resulting in chronic structural lesions commonly found at sites of atherosclerotic lesions, arterial angioplasty, vascular graft anastomoses, and other vascular abnormalities. Epigallocatechin-3-O-gallate (EGCG) was shown to elicit antioxidant, anti-proliferative, and anti-thrombogenic effects. In this(More)
Restenosis at a vascular anastomosis site is a major cause of graft failure and is difficult to prevent by conventional treatment. Perivascular drug delivery has advantages as drugs can be diffused to tunica media and subintima while minimizing the direct effect on endothelium. This in vivo study investigated the comparative effectiveness of paclitaxel,(More)
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