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Impaired wound healing remains a challenge to date and causes debilitating effects with tremendous suffering. Recent advances in tissue engineering approaches in the area of cell therapy have provided promising treatment options to meet the challenges of impaired skin wound healing such as diabetic foot ulcers. Over the last few years, stem cell therapy has(More)
We analyze a number of corner detection algorithms and identify the advantages and disadvantages of each algorithm to evaluate their suitability for hardware implementation. We implemented three popular corner detectors, Plessy, Wang-Brady, and SUSAN, in software and compared them on the basis of their stability, accuracy, speed and computational(More)
Controlled/living radical polymerization (CRP) is a widely used technique that allows the synthesis of defined polymer architectures through precise control of molecular weights and distributions. However, the architectures of polymers prepared by the CRP techniques are limited to linear, cross-linked, and branched/dendritic structures. Here, we report the(More)
We explore a kinetically controlled strategy to suppress the gelation in the homopolymerization of multi-vinyl monomers (MVMs) via RAFT polymerization. We report the generation of 3D single cyclized polymer structures from the RAFT process, which significantly contradicts the classic F-S theory. This approach enables synthesis of a new generation of(More)
The three-dimensional structures of hyperbranched materials have made them attractive in many important applications. However, the preparation of hyperbranched materials remains challenging. The hyperbranched materials from addition polymerization have gained attention, but are still confined to only a low level of branching and often low yield. Moreover,(More)
The large research effort focused on enhancing nonviral transfection vectors has clearly demonstrated that their macromolecular structure has a significant effect on their transfection efficacy. The 3D branched polymeric structures, such as dendrimers, have proved to be a very effective structure for polymeric transfection vectors; however, so far the(More)
Tissue engineering scaffolds require a controlled pore size and structure to host tissue formation. Supercritical carbon dioxide (scCO2) processing may be used to form foamed scaffolds in which the escape of CO2 from a plasticized polymer melt generates gas bubbles that shape the developing pores. The process of forming these scaffolds involves a(More)
The synthesis of a new PEG based hyperbranched copolymer of poly(ethylene glycol) methyl ether methacrylate-co-ethylene glycol dimethacrylate (PEGMEMA-co-EGDMA) was achieved via a one-step in situ deactivation enhanced atom transfer radical polymerization (DE-ATRP). Then, hollow PEG based nanospheres were fabricated from this polymer using a solvent(More)
— Technology scaling causes subthreshold leakage currents to increase exponentially. Therefore, effective leakage minimization techniques must be designed. In addition, for a true low-power solution in System-on-Chip (SoC) design, it has to be tightly integrated into the main design environment. This paper presents two design techniques to effectively solve(More)
In this work the preparation mechanism, properties and temperature-triggered aggregation of poly(D, L-lactide- co-glycolide) (PLGA) dispersions are investigated. The dispersions were prepared by interfacial deposition in aqueous solution containing Pluronic L62 (EO(6)PO(30)EO(6)) or F127NF (EO(101)PO(56)EO(101)), where EO and PO are ethylene oxide and(More)