Scott D Fitzpatrick

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We synthesized two thermoresponsive, bioactive cell scaffolds by decorating the backbone of type I bovine collagen with linear chains of poly(N-isopropylacrylamide) (PNIPAAm), with the ultimate aim of providing facile delivery via injection and support of retinal pigment epithelial (RPE) cells into the back of the eye for the treatment of retinal(More)
The ability to undergo rapid changes in response to subtle environmental cues make stimuli- responsive materials attractive candidates for minimally invasive, targeted and personalized drug delivery applications. This special report aims to highlight and provide a brief description of several of the significant natural and synthetic temperature-responsive(More)
Responsive polymer systems that react to thermal and light stimuli have been a focus in the biomaterials literature because they have the potential to be less invasive than currently available materials and may perform well in the in vivo environment. Natural and synthetic polymer systems created to exhibit a temperature-sensitive phase transition lead to(More)
Controlling gene expression via small interfering RNA (siRNA) has opened the doors to a plethora of therapeutic possibilities, with many currently in the pipelines of drug development for various ocular diseases. Despite the potential of siRNA technologies, barriers to intracellular delivery significantly limit their clinical efficacy. However, recent(More)
Copolymers of N-isopropylacrylamide (NIPAAm) and acrylic acid N-hydroxysuccinimide (NAS) were synthesized via free radical polymerization and conjugated with amine-functionalized hyaluronic acid (HA) and cell adhesive RGDS peptides. These novel copolymers were designed to facilitate noninvasive delivery of a liquid suspension of cells into the delicate(More)
Copolymers based on N-isopropylacrylamide (NIPAAm), acrylic acid N-hydroxysuccinimide (NAS) and varying concentrations of acrylic acid (AA) and acryloyloxy dimethyl-γ-butyrolactone (DBA) were synthesized to create thermoresponsive, resorbable copolymers for minimally invasive drug and/or cell delivery to the posterior segment of the eye to combat retinal(More)
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