Henk Kaarle Versteeg

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In this work a new phenomenological model of growth of cartilage tissue cultured in a rotating bioreactor is developed. It represents an advancement of a previously derived model of deposition of glycosaminoglycan (GAG) in engineered cartilage by (i) introduction of physiological mechanisms of proteoglycan accumulation in the extracellular matrix (ECM) as(More)
Aerosol delivery of plasmid DNA therapeutic solutions is promising for the treatment of respiratory diseases. However, it poses challenges, most significantly the need to protect the delicate supercoiled (sc) structure of plasmid during aerosolization. Nebulizers for liquid aerosolization using meshes appear a better method for delivery than conventional(More)
Pressurized metered dose inhalers (pMDIs) are the most widely prescribed and economical respiratory drug delivery systems. Conventional pMDI actuators-those based on "two-orifice-and-sump" designs-produce an aerosol with a reasonable respirable fraction, but with high aerosol velocity. The latter is responsible for high oropharyngeal deposition, and(More)
Effective drug delivery to the lungs by a DPI device requires the air-stream through the device to have sufficient power to aerosolise the powder. Furthermore, sufficient turbulence must be induced, along with particle-wall and particle-particle collisions, in order to de-aggregate small drug particles from large carrier particles. As a result, the emitted(More)
for electronic indexing) The delivery of a therapeutic gene inserted in a vector for somatic gene therapy holds great promise for the future. Encouraging results from the clinical trials of first-generation plasmid-based medicines/ vaccines have further validated the importance of molecular biology and biotechnology research. With newer developments in(More)
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