In vitro characterization and ex vivo surgical evaluation of human hair keratin films in ocular surface reconstruction after sterilization processing.

@article{Borrelli2013InVC,
  title={In vitro characterization and ex vivo surgical evaluation of human hair keratin films in ocular surface reconstruction after sterilization processing.},
  author={Maria Immacolata Borrelli and Stephan Reichl and Yaqing Feng and Marc Schargus and Stefan Schrader and Gertjan Geerling},
  journal={Journal of materials science. Materials in medicine},
  year={2013},
  volume={24 1},
  pages={
          221-30
        }
}
The disadvantages of human amniotic membrane (hAM), used for ocular surface reconstruction, necessitate the development of standardized alternatives. Keratin-derived-films (KF) have been indicated as transferable substrate for cell cultivation and tissue engineering. The impact of different sterilization procedures on KF and surgical feasibility were investigated. Human hair KF were prepared and sterilized; optical, biomechanical properties, in vitro cell seeding efficiency and proliferation of… CONTINUE READING