Marc Simonet

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Electrospun scaffolds for in situ tissue engineering can be prepared with different fiber diameters to influence cell recruitment, adhesion, and differentiation. For cardiovascular applications, we investigated the impact of different fiber diameters (2, 5, 8, and 11 μm) in electrospun poly(ε-caprolactone) scaffolds on endothelial colony forming cells(More)
The present study evaluates the in vitro biomedical performance of an electrospun, flexible, and cotton wool-like poly(lactide-co-glycolide) (PLGA)/amorphous tricalcium phosphate (ATCP) nanocomposite. Experiments on in vitro biomineralization, applicability in model defects and a cell culture study with human mesenchymal stem cells (hMSC) allowed assessing(More)
Skeletal myogenesis is a complex process, which is known to be intimately depending on an optimal outside-in substrate-cell signaling. Current attempts to reproduce skeletal muscle tissue in vitro using traditional scaffolds mainly suffer from poor directionality of the myofibers, resulting in an ineffective vectorial power generation. In this study, we(More)
Reconstruction of the genitourinary tract, using engineered urological tissues, requires a mechanically stable biodegradable and biocompatible scaffold and cultured cells. Such engineered autologous tissue would have many clinical implications. In this study a highly porous biodegradable polyesterurethane-foam, DegraPol was evaluated with tissue engineered(More)
The purpose of this research was to develop and characterize a novel, slowly degrading polyester-urethane. In this study, a polyester-urethane with a crystalline segment of poly((R)-3-hydroxybutyric acid)-diol linked by a diisocyanate to an amorphous segment of poly(epsilon-caprolactone-co-glycolide)-diol was synthesized. Porous and nonporous scaffolds were(More)
In this study, the polyester urethane Degrapol (DP) was explored for medical applications. Electrospun DP-fiber fleeces were characterized with regard to fiber morphology, swelling, and interconnectivity of interfiber spaces. Moreover, DP was assayed for cell proliferation and hemocompatibility being a prerequisite to any further in vivo application. It was(More)
Cell-free approaches to in situ tissue engineering require materials that are mechanically stable and are able to control cell-adhesive behavior upon implantation. Here, the development of mechanically stable grafts with non-cell adhesive properties via a mix-and-match approach using ureido-pyrimidinone (UPy)-modified supramolecular polymers is reported.(More)
Es wird eine Hybride mit 2n=84 Chromosomen zwischen derRegelia-ArtI. Hoogiana Dykes als Samenelter (2n=44) und der niedrigenPogoniris I. chamaeiris alba als Pollenelter (2n=40) beschrieben, die durch Colchicin-Behandlung erhalten wurde. Es ist bisher der erste fertile durch Colchicin induzierte Sektionsbastard in der GattungIris. Unter den Bartiris im(More)
OBJECTIVE The low welding strength of laser-assisted vascular anastomosis (LAVA) has hampered the clinical application of LAVA as an alternative to suture anastomosis. To improve welding strength, LAVA in combination with solder and polymeric scaffolds (ssLAVA) has been optimized in vitro. Currently, ssLAVA requires proof-of-concept in a physiologically(More)