Marc A Fernandez-Yague

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The development of responsive biomaterials capable of demonstrating modulated function in response to dynamic physiological and mechanical changes in vivo remains an important challenge in bone tissue engineering. To achieve long-term repair and good clinical outcomes, biologically responsive approaches that focus on repair and reconstitution of tissue(More)
Boron nitride nanotubes (BNNTs) have unique physical properties, of value in biomedical applications; however, their dispersion and functionalization represent a critical challenge in their successful employment as biomaterials. In the present study, we report a process for the efficient disentanglement of BNNTs via a dual surfactant/polydopamine (PD)(More)
AIM Medium chain length-polyhydroxyalkanoate/multi-walled carbon nanotube (MWCNTs) nanocomposites with a range of mechanical and electrochemical properties were fabricated via assisted dispersion and solvent casting, and their suitability as neural interface biomaterials was investigated. MATERIALS & METHODS Mechanical and electrical properties of medium(More)
Neuroprosthetic technologies for therapeutic neuromodulation have seen major advances in recent years but these advances have been impeded due to electrode failure or a temporal deterioration in the device recording or electrical stimulation potential. This deterioration is attributed to an intrinsic host tissue response, namely glial scarring or gliosis,(More)
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