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Antibacterial surfaces for biomedical devices
Despite considerable research and development efforts, the problem of infections related to biomedical devices and implants persists. Bacteria evidently can readily colonize surfaces of syntheticExpand
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Transformation of four silver/silver chloride nanoparticles during anaerobic treatment of wastewater and post-processing of sewage sludge.
The increasing use of silver (Ag) nanoparticles [containing either elemental Ag (Ag-NPs) or AgCl (AgCl-NPs)] in commercial products such as textiles will most likely result in these materialsExpand
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Tunable antibacterial coatings that support mammalian cell growth.
Bacterial infections present an enormous problem causing human suffering and cost burdens to healthcare systems worldwide. Here we present novel tunable antibacterial coatings which completelyExpand
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Innate Immunity and Biomaterials at the Nexus: Friends or Foes
Biomaterial implants are an established part of medical practice, encompassing a broad range of devices that widely differ in function and structural composition. However, one common property amongstExpand
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Silver nanoparticle based coatings enhance adipogenesis compared to osteogenesis in human mesenchymal stem cells through oxidative stress.
Silver nanoparticle (AgNP) based antibacterial surfaces were fabricated using plasma polymerization technology and their effects on differentiation of human bone-marrow derived mesenchymal stem cellsExpand
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Speciation and lability of Ag-, AgCl-, and Ag2S-nanoparticles in soil determined by X-ray absorption spectroscopy and diffusive gradients in thin films.
Long-term speciation and lability of silver (Ag-), silver chloride (AgCl-), and silver sulfide nanoparticles (Ag2S-NPs) in soil were studied by X-ray absorption spectroscopy (XAS), and newlyExpand
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Controlled drug release from porous materials by plasma polymer deposition.
In this communication, we present a novel approach for control of drug release from porous materials. The method is based on deposition of a plasma polymer layer with controlled thickness whichExpand
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Surface modification of nanoporous alumina membranes by plasma polymerization.
The deposition of plasma polymer coatings onto porous alumina (PA) membranes was investigated with the aim of adjusting the surface chemistry and the pore size of the membranes. PA membranes fromExpand
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Surface modification by allylamine plasma polymerization promotes osteogenic differentiation of human adipose-derived stem cells.
Tuning the material properties in order to control the cellular behavior is an important issue in tissue engineering. It is now well-established that the surface chemistry can affect cell adhesion,Expand
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The Role of Surface Nanotopography and Chemistry on Primary Neutrophil and Macrophage Cellular Responses.
Synthetic materials employed for enhancing, replacing, or restoring biological functionality may be compromised by the host immune responses that they evoke. Surface modification has attractedExpand
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