Jean-Luc Six

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We developed a novel technique involving knitting and electrospinning to fabricate a composite scaffold for ligament tissue engineering. Knitted structures were coated with poly(L-lactic-co-e-caprolactone) (PLCL) and then placed onto a rotating cylinder and a PLCL solution was electrospun onto the structure. Highly aligned 2-microm-diameter microfibers(More)
Despite the promising applications of PLGA based particles, studies examining the fate and consequences of these particles after intra-articular administration in the joint are scanty. This study was carried out to evaluate the neutrality of the unloaded delivery system on different articular cell types. To facilitate tracking, we have thus developed a(More)
S-nitrosoglutathione (GSNO) and S-nitroso-N-acetylpenicillamine (SNAP) were formulated into in situ forming implants (ISI) and microparticles (ISM) using PLGA and either N-methyl-2-pyrrolidone (NMP) or triacetin. Physicochemical characterization was carried out, including the study of matrix structure and degradation. A strong correlation between drug(More)
Dextran-covered PLA nanoparticles have been formulated by two strategies. On one hand, dextran-g-PLA copolymers have been synthesized by click-chemistry between azide-multifunctionalized dextran (DexN3) and alkyne end-functionalized PLA chains (α-alkyne PLA); then nanoprecipitated without any additional surfactants. On the other hand, DexN3 exhibiting(More)
A multi-reactive polysaccharide-based inisurf (acting both as initiator and stabilizer) has been designed for the first time from dextran with the aim of preparing dextran-covered nanoparticles with covalent linkage between core and coverage. This inisurf was used for polymerizing butyl acrylate in miniemulsion by AGET-ATRP. Both hydrophobic phenoxy groups(More)
Tissue engineering offers an interesting alternative to current anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) surgeries. Indeed, a tissue-engineered solution could ideally overcome the long-term complications due to actual ACL reconstruction by being gradually replaced by biological tissue. Key requirements concerning the ideal scaffold for ligament tissue engineering(More)
This study aims to investigate the in vitro degradation of a poly(L-lactic-co-glycolic acid)-poly(L-lactic-co-ϵ-caprolactone) (PLGA-PLCL) composite scaffold's mechanical properties under static culture condition and 2 h period per day of traction-torsion cyclic culture conditions of simultaneous 10% uniaxial strain and 90° of torsion cycles at 0.33 Hz.(More)
We have already shown that polylactide (PLA) nanoparticles covered with a hydrophilic polymeric layer can be prepared by simple emulsion/solvent evaporation by using amphiphilic copolymers as surfactants during the procedure. The external layer is then constituted by the hydrophilic part of the macromolecular surfactant. This kind of nanospheres is useful(More)
Background Tissue engineering covers a broad range of applications dedicated to the repair or the replacement of part or whole tissue such as blood vessels, bones, cartilages, ligaments, etc [1]. Practically, a bio substitute, made with cells cultivated on scaffold, is needed. Mesenchymal stem cells (MSC) are generally the most suitable cells for such(More)
The controlled synthesis of biodegradable copolymers of dextran grafted with aliphatic polyesters first requires the preparation of polysaccharide derivatives soluble in organic solvents. Silylation of dextran can thus lead to such organosoluble derivatives and allows the polymerization of cyclic esters initiated from the nonsilylated OH functions.(More)