Georgeta Voicu

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The aim of this study was to obtain a nano-active system to improve antibiotic activity of certain drugs by controlling their release. Magnetic composite nanomaterials based on magnetite core and cross-linked chitosan shell were synthesized via the co-precipitation method and characterized by Fourier transform infrared spectroscopy (FT-IR), infrared(More)
Our purpose was obtaining and characterizing a complex composite system with multifunctional role: bone graft material and hyperthermia generator necessary for bone cancer therapy. The designed system was a magnetite enriched collagen/hydroxyapatite composite material, obtained by a co-precipitation method. Due to the applied electromagnetic field the(More)
This work presents the synthesis of two hybrid materials: collagen (COLL)-polyvinyl alcohol (PVA) (1:2 wt) and collagen-polyvinyl alcohol/hydroxyapatite (HA) (1:2:3 wt). Starting from the above compositions, different kinds of composites were obtained based on the drying methods: controlled drying at 30°C and freeze drying. The materials were analysed by(More)
Polysulfone based membranes with controlled porosity pore density, size and orientation were synthesized. The predicted pore characteristics are obtained by adding magnetite (nano or micro) particles into the polysulfone gel and the pores obtained by applying different magnetic fields. The pore density, size and orientation can be designed based on the(More)
The purpose of this study was to design a new nanosystem for catheter surface functionalization with an improved resistance to Staphylococcus aureus ATCC 25923 and Pseudomonas aeruginosa ATCC 27853 colonization and subsequent biofilm development. New 2-((4 ethylphenoxy)methyl)-N-(substituted-phenylcarbamothioyl)-benzamides were synthesized and used for(More)
The scope of the present study was the preparation and characterization of irinotecan nanocomposite beads based on montmorillonite (Mt) and sodium alginate (AL) as drug carriers. After irinotecan (I) incorporation into Mt, the resulting hybrid was compounded with alginate, and I-Mt-AL nanocomposite beads were obtained by ionotropic gelation technique. The(More)
In this paper, we report the synthesis, characterization (FT-IR, XRD, BET, HR-TEM) and bioevaluation of a novel γ-aminobutiric acid/silica (noted GABA-SiO₂ or γ-SiO₂) hybrid nanostructure, for the improved release of topical antibiotics, used in the treatment of Staphylococcus aureus infections. GABA-SiO₂ showed IR bands which were assigned to Si-O-Si(More)
Here, we report the synthesis, characterization and the impact of magnetite nanoparticles functionalized with cytostatic drugs, epirubicin (Epi) and fludarabine (Flu) (Fe3O4@Epi, Fe3O4@Flu) prepared by chemical co-precipitation method on tumoral cells in vitro. The average diameter of the resulted particles was about 4 nm for both Fe3O4@Epi and for(More)
Here, we report the fabrication of a novel ε-caprolactam-silica (ε-SiO2) network and assessed its biocompatibility and ability to improve the antimicrobial activity of kanamycin. The results of the quantitative antimicrobial assay demonstrate that the obtained ε-SiO2 network has efficiently improved the kanamycin activity on Staphylococcus aureus ATCC 25923(More)
Here we report a newly synthesized vectorizing nanosystem, based on hydrodispersible magnetite nanoparticles (HMNPs) with an average size less than 10 nm, obtained by precipitation of Fe(II) and Fe(III) in basic solution of p-aminobenzoic acid (PABA), characterized by high-resolution transmission electron microscopy (HR-TEM), dynamic light scattering (DLS),(More)