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Recently, great attention has been paid to in situ gel-forming chitosan/glycerophosphate (CS/Gp) formulation due to its high biocompatibility with incorporated cells and medical agents, biodegradability and sharp thermosensitive gelation. CS/Gp is in liquid state at room temperature and after minimally invasive administration into the desired tissue, it(More)
In situ gelling systems are very attractive for pharmaceutical applications due to their biodegradability and simple manufacturing processes. The synthesis and characterization of thermosensitive poly(d,l-lactic-co-glycolic acid) (PLGA)–polyethylene glycol (PEG)–PLGA triblock copolymers as in situ gelling matrices were investigated in this study as a drug(More)
Recently, great attention has been paid to in situ gel-forming chitosan/glycerol-phosphate (chitosan/Gp) solution due to their good biodegradability and thermosensitivity. This in situ gel-forming system is injectable fluid that can be introduced into the body in a minimally invasive manner prior to solidifying within the desired tissue. At the present(More)
Intracranial pressure (ICP) is derived from cerebral blood pressure and cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) circulatory dynamics and can be affected in the course of many diseases. Computer analysis of the ICP time pattern plays a crucial role in the diagnosis and treatment of those diseases. This study proposes the application of Linninger et al.'s [IEEE Trans.(More)
Polyethylene glycol hydrogel (PEG) conjugated with arginyl glycyl aspartic acid (RGD) (PEG-RGD) has been considered to be a scaffold in three-dimensional (3D) culture that improves neurite outgrowth; on the other hand, tenascin C controls neural growth and differentiation. In this study, the effect of a combined RGD and tenascin C mixture in 3D culture(More)
Injectable In situ gel-forming chitosan/β-glycerol phosphate (CS/β-Gp) solution can be introduced into the body in a minimally invasive manner prior to solidifying within the target tissue. This hydrogel is a good candidate for achieving a prolonged drug delivery system for insulin considering its high molecular weight. In addition to the physicochemical(More)
Injectable thermosensitive chitosan hydrogel is an attractive temperature-induced sol-gel solution that is widely used in drug delivery and biomedical applications. In this study, an injectable antimicrobial delivery system for periodontal treatment based on chitosan/gelatin/β-glycerolphosphate solution has been developed. The result of thermal and(More)
This research reports the encapsulation of dexamethasone (Dex) within the chitosan microspheres (CSMs) embedded in a fibrous structure of poly(ɛ-caprolactone) (PCL) to provide a platform for osteogenic differentiation of human mesenchymal stem cells (hMSCs). Dex loaded CSMs were prepared by spray drying a mixture of chitosan and Dex. Then, they were(More)
Rivastigmine hydrogen tartrate (RHT) is a pseudo-irreversible inhibitor of cholinesterase and is used for the treatment of Alzheimer's. However, RHT delivery to the brain is limited by the blood-brain barrier (BBB). The purpose of this study was to improve the brain-targeting delivery of RHT by producing and optimizing rivastigmine hydrogen tartrate-loaded(More)
In the present study, injectable hydrogels based on gum tragacanth-tyramine conjugate were prepared by enzymatic oxidation of tyramine radicals in the presence of hydrogen peroxide. Then, in vitro release of bovine serum albumin and insulin as model protein drugs from this polymeric network was investigated. Also, to improve the properties of this hydrogel,(More)