Vincent Milleret

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Various synthetic and natural biomaterials have been used for regeneration of tissues and hollow organs. However, clinical outcome of reconstructive procedures remained challenging due to the lack of appropriate scaffold materials, supporting the needs of various cell types and providing a barrier function required in hollow organs. To address these(More)
The perivascular niche is a complex microenvironment containing mesenchymal stem cells (MSCs), among other perivascular cells, as well as temporally organized biochemical and biophysical gradients. Due to a lack of conclusive phenotypic markers, MSCs' identity, heterogeneity and function within their native niche remain poorly understood. The in vitro(More)
For successful peripheral nerve regeneration, a complex interplay of growth factors, topographical guidance structure by cells and extracellular matrix proteins, are needed. Aligned fibrous biomaterials with a wide variety in fiber diameter have been used successfully to support neuronal guidance. To better understand the importance of size of the(More)
Titanium implants are most commonly used for bone augmentation and replacement due to their favorable osseointegration properties. Here, hyperhydrophilic sand-blasted and acid-etched (SBA) titanium surfaces were produced by alkali treatment and their responses to partially heparinized whole human blood were analyzed. Blood clot formation, platelet(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)
Degrapol® and PLGA electrospun fiber fleeces were characterized with regard to fiber diameter, alignment, mechanical properties as well as scaffold porosity. The study showed that electrospinning parameters affect fiber diameter and alignment in an inverse relation: fiber diameter was increased with increased flow rate, with decrease in working distance and(More)
The object of this study was to investigate the role of scaffold porosity on tissue ingrowth using hybrid scaffolds consisting of bladder acellular matrix and electrospun poly (lactide-co-glycolide) (PLGA) microfibers that mimic the morphological characteristics of the bladder wall in vitro and in vivo. We compared single-spun (SS) PLGA scaffolds with more(More)
Electrospun grafts have been widely investigated for vascular graft replacement due to their ease and compatibility with many natural and synthetic polymers. Here, the effect of the processing parameters on the scaffold's architecture and subsequent reactions of partially heparinized blood triggered by contacting these topographies were studied. Degrapol®(More)
CoCr alloys, in particular MP35N and L605, are extensively used in biomedical implants, for example for coronary stents. In practice, these alloys present a moderately hydrophobic surface which leads to significant platelet adhesion and consequently to risk of early thrombosis or in-stent restenosis. Surface modification of biomedical implants is known to(More)
UNLABELLED Biomaterials upon implantation are immediately covered by blood proteins which direct the subsequent blood activation. These early events determine the following cascade of biological reactions and consequently the long-term success of implants. The ability to modulate surface properties of biomaterials is therefore of considerable clinical(More)