biomaterials

Sweet X-ray spectroscopy

We recently realised that Near-edge X-ray absorption fine-structure (NEXAFS) spectroscopy at the C K-edge can distinguish between different saccharides because minute variations in average C-O bond lengths manifest as detectable shifts of the shape resonances associated with these bonds. This opens up the possibility for novel analytical approaches, for example to identify different types of …

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Paper comparing peptide surface functionalisation methods for poly-caprolactone

We have published an XPS study comparing two methods for poly-caprolactone surface functionalisation with cell-binding RGD peptides. Immobilisation of Cell-Binding Peptides on Poly-ε-Caprolactone (PCL) Films: A Comparative XPS Study of Two Chemical Surface Functionalisation Methods J.S. Stevens, A.C. de Luca, S. Downes, G. Terenghi, S.L.M. Schroeder Surface and Interface Analysis (2014) early view. DOI:10.1002/sia.5396 Last …

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Joint Paper on Surface-Functionalised Polymer Conduits for Peripheral Nerve Repair

A joint paper on surface-functionalised polymer film substrates used in conduits for peripheral nerve repair has been published. Immobilisation of Cell-Binding Peptides on Poly-ε-caprolactone Film Surface to Biomimic the Peripheral Nervous System A.C. de Luca, J.S. Stevens, S.L.M. Schroeder, J.B. Guilbaud, A. Saiani, S. Downes & G. Terenghi Journal of Biomedical Materials Research Part A …

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