Hans Bienert

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Cytotoxicity tests are important for the screening and evaluation of biocompatibility of artificial organs. Morphologic changes of cells that were contacted biomaterials or biomaterial extracts indicate their toxicity. However, information on cytotoxic effects is still obtained by subjective visual inspection of microscopic samples. In this article, a novel(More)
The aim of the present study was to develop a short bioresorbable ureteric stent and to characterize the chosen polymers with respect to surface modification, biocompatibility, and loading of a biologically active compound. As materials for the stent, poly(D,L-lactide) and poly(D,L-lactide-co-glycolide) were chosen. Degradation experiments were carried out(More)
Micropatterned cell cultures will allow a new quality of bioartificial systems. Here, an approach to chemical micropatterning of polymer substrates is presented, which is completely based on low pressure gas discharge processes. Well expressed micropatterned cell cultures on polystyrene and poly (ether ether ketone) were obtained with many different cell(More)
A system for automatic quantification of morphological changes of cell lines, proposed for cytotoxicity tests of biomaterials, is presented. Light-micrographs of cultured cells are segmented by adaptive thresholding within a local adaptive window. Connected cells in binarized micrographs are separated by a novel morphological multiscale method, treating(More)
An alternative to open heart surgery in treating arterial diseases causing restricted blood flow is the implantation of intracoronary metallic stents. In spite of the advances in implantation and in spite of the excellent mechanical properties of metallic stents, there are still limitations because of the thrombogenicity of the metal. We have, hence,(More)
OBJECTIVE Due to the thrombogenicity and permanent implant nature of metallic stents, bioresorable synthetic polymers have been proposed for stents and local drug delivery systems. Bioresorbable polyesters like poly(D,L-lactide) demonstrated excellent biocompatibility in various tissues. This paper describes a novel method for the molding of these polymers.(More)
BACKGROUND Silicone intraocular lenses as well as silicone sponges and encircling bands on the bulbar surface are widely used and are well tolerated. The aim of this project is a new one-piece silicone keratoprosthesis with enhanced cell adhesion in the haptic region to optimize the keratoprosthesis stability. These investigations show how enhanced(More)
PURPOSE Suramin is known to inhibit proliferation of various tumor cells. This study was performed to investigate the effect of suramin on proliferating human arterial smooth muscle cells (HASMC) and thus to examine its suitability for the prevention of restenosis. METHOD Proliferation of HASMC was stimulated with human whole blood serum (HWBS), as well(More)
BACKGROUND We studied if a modification of the silicon intraocular lens (IOL) by plasma etching is able to promote a bonding of the IOL surface and the capsular bag which might inhibit proliferation and migration of lens epithelial cells. METHODS Silicon-disc lenses (90D, Adatomed), as disposable for regular cataract surgery, were used. Their haptic(More)