Stefan Loher

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The easy clinical handling and applicability of biomaterials has become a focus of materials research due to rapidly increasing time and cost pressures in the public health sector. The present study assesses the in vitro and in vivo performance of a flexible, mouldable, cottonwool-like nanocomposite based on poly(lactide-co-glycolide) and amorphous(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)
The antimicrobial activity of silver has attracted significant research interest and contributes to an exponentially growing use of this noble metal in commodity products. In this investigation, we describe a general approach to increase the antimicrobial activity of a silver-containing surface by two to three orders of magnitude. The use of 1-2-nm silver(More)
Porous metal films for optical humidity sensing were prepared from copper nanoparticles protected by a 2-3 nm carbon coating, a silicon tenside, and a polymeric wetting agent. Exposure to water or solvent vapor revealed an exceptional sensitivity with optical shifts in the visible light range of up to 50 nm for a change of 1% in relative humidity. These(More)
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