A silk-fiber matrix was studied as a suitable material for tissue engineering anterior cruciate ligaments (ACL). The matrix was successfully designed to match the complex and demanding mechanical requirements of a native human ACL, including adequate fatigue performance. This protein matrix supported the attachment, expansion and differentiation of adult… (More)
A paradigm shift for implantable medical devices lies at the confluence between regenerative medicine, where materials remodel and integrate in the biological milieu, and technology, through the use of recently developed material platforms based on biomaterials and bioresorbable technologies such as optics and electronics. The union of materials and… (More)
In this paper we present two examples of combining fluorescent nanoparticles with photonic materials. First, we present the results on new compound: nanodiamonds and silk. Second, we report on ZnO fluorescence, with ZnO nanoparticles obtained by Zn-ion implantation in silica.
form of the PMO shows a diagnostic type IV isotherm with well-defined capillary condensation and very little hysteresis (Fig. 4). The Brunauer Emmett Teller (BET) surface area is found to be as high as 1706 m 2 /g, and the mesopore diameter is about 2.5 nm, calculated by Barrett Joynes Halenda (BJH) methods (Fig. 4), close to that seen in TEM images (Fig.… (More)