Thiruselvam Ponnusamy

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Poly (lactic-co-glycolic acid) (PLGA) coatings on implant materials are widely used in controlled drug delivery applications. Typically, such coatings are made with non-porous films. Here, we have synthesized a thin PLGA film coating with a highly ordered microporous structure using a simple and inexpensive water templating "breath figure" technique. A(More)
PURPOSE The implantation of a glaucoma drainage device (GDD) is often necessary for intractable cases of glaucoma. Currently, the success rate of GDD implants is relatively low because fibrosis that develops during the wound-healing process ultimately blocks fluid drainage. We describe herein a novel porous coating for Ahmed glaucoma valves based on(More)
The surface chemistry and topography govern the spreading of liquids on a solid. When an oil drop makes a contact angle, θ > 90° on a solid surface, the solid is termed as oleophobic. Adding roughness to an inherently oleophobic surface enhances its oil dewetting and can lead to superoleophobicity when θ > 150°. In this study, we introduce the concept of a(More)
Fenofibrate, a well-known normolipidemic drug, has been shown to exert strong anticancer effects against tumors of neuroectodermal origin including glioblastoma. Although some pharmacokinetic studies were performed in the past, data are still needed about the detailed subcellular and tissue distribution of fenofibrate (FF) and its active metabolite,(More)
The wetting behavior of a surface depends on both its surface chemistry and the characteristics of surface morphology and topography. Adding structure to a flat hydrophobic or oleophobic surface increases the effective contact angle and thus the hydrophobicity or oleophobicity of the surface, as exemplified by the lotus leaf analogy. We describe a simple(More)
This work describes a new method to selectively capture liposomes and other vesicle entities in the patterned pores of breath-figure polymer films. The process involves the deposition of a hydrophobe containing biopolymer in the pores of the breath figure, and the tethering of vesicles to the biopolymer through hydrophobic interactions. The process is(More)
Biodegradable poly(lactic-co-glycolic acid) (PLGA) porous films are developed to support mammary cell growth and function. Such porous polymer matrices of PLGA are generated using the easily implemented water-templating "breath-figure" technique that allows water droplets to penetrate the nascent polymer films to create a rough porous polymer film. Such(More)
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