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  • Nylons with applications in energy generators, 3D printing and biomedicine 

    Arioli, Matteo; Puiggalí Bellalta, Jordi; Franco García, María Lourdes (Multidisciplinary Digital Publishing Institute (MDPI), 2024-05-22)
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    Linear polyamides, known as nylons, are a class of synthetic polymers with a wide range of applications due to their outstanding properties, such as chemical and thermal resistance or mechanical strength. These polymers ...
  • pH and electrically responsive hydrogels with adhesive property 

    Ramírez Alba, María Dolores; Molins Martinez, Marta; García Torres, José Manuel; Romanini, Michela; Macovez, Roberto; Pérez Madrigal, Maria del Mar; Alemán Llansó, Carlos (2024-03)
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    Covenantee:   Institut de Bioenginyeria de Catalunya
    Applications of sodium alginate (Alg) and polyacrylic acid (PAA) hydrogels in biomedicine are well-known. These are predefined by the strength and weakness of their properties, which in turn depend on the chemical structure ...
  • Smart polyurethane endosponges for endoluminal vacuum therapy: Integration of a bacteria sensor 

    Fontana Escartín, Adrián; Lanzalaco, Sonia; Armelín Diggroc, Elaine Aparecida; Turon, Pau; Ardèvol Solanes, Jordi; Alemán Llansó, Carlos (Elsevier, 2024-07-05)
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    The development of smart biomedical devices as efficient tools in early diagnosis and therapy monitoring has recently witnessed unprecedented growth, becoming an emerging field in biomedical engineering. Sponges for ...
  • Mechanical and ex-vivo assessment of functionalized surgical sutures for bacterial infection monitoring 

    Fontana Escartín, Adrián; El Hauadi, Karima; Pérez Madrigal, Maria del Mar; Lanzalaco, Sonia; Turon, Pau; Alemán Llansó, Carlos (Elsevier, 2024-05-27)
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    Surgical sutures are long-established medical devices that play an important role closing and healing damaged tissues and organs postoperatively. However, current commercial sutures are not able to detect infections at the ...
  • Glyoxal crosslinking of electro-responsive alginate-based hydrogels: Effects on the properties 

    Sáez Grávalos, Isabel; Colombi, Samuele; Borràs Cristòfol, Núria; Estrany Coda, Francesc; Pérez Madrigal, Maria del Mar; García Torres, José Manuel; Morgado, Jorge; Alemán Llansó, Carlos (Elsevier, 2024-04-18)
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    Covenantee:   Universidade de Lisboa / Institut de Bioenginyeria de Catalunya
    To improve the features of alginate-based hydrogels in physiological conditions, Ca2+-crosslinked semi-interpenetrated hydrogels formed by poly(3,4-ethylenedioxythiophene):polystyrene sulfonic acid and alginate (PEDOT/Alg) ...
  • Non-isothermal crystallization and thermal degradation studies on nylons 7,10 and 10,7 as isomeric odd-even and even-odd polyamides 

    Arioli, Matteo; Franco García, María Lourdes; Puiggalí Bellalta, Jordi (Elsevier, 2024-03)
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    Aliphatic polyamides (nylons) show a remarkable variability in terms of crystallographic structures, polymorphic transitions and crystal morphology despite all polymers of this family have a simple constitution that is ...
  • Biodegradable conducting PVA-hydrogel based on carbon quantum dots: study of the synergistic effect of additives 

    Gamboa Rivera, Jillian Tricia; Paulo Mirasol, Sofia; Espona Noguera, Albert; Enshaei, Hamidreza; Ortiz Rojas, Sergio; Estrany Coda, Francesc; Ginebra Molins, Maria Pau; Torras Costa, Juan (2024-02-03)
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    Conductive hydrogels are becoming one of the most important milestones for the development of new scaffolds, biosensors, supercapacitors, and green electronics within the field of biomedicine. In this work, we study the ...
  • Immediate-sustained lactate release using alginate hydrogel assembled to proteinase K/polymer electrospun fibers 

    Macor, Lorena Paola; Colombi, Samuele; Tamarit Mur, José Luis; Engel López, Elisabeth; Pérez Madrigal, Maria del Mar; García Torres, José Manuel; Alemán Llansó, Carlos (Elsevier, 2023-05-31)
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    Covenantee:   Universidad Nacional de Río Cuatro / Institut de Bioenginyeria de Catalunya / Centro de Investigación Biomédica en Red. Bioingeniería, Biomateriales y Nanomedicina
    This work proposes a microfibers-hydrogel assembled composite as delivery vehicle able to combine into a single system both burst and prolonged release of lactate. The prolonged release of lactate has been achieved by ...
  • Beyond biology: alternative uses of cantilever-based technologies 

    Muñoz Galan, Helena; Alemán Llansó, Carlos; Pérez Madrigal, Maria del Mar (Royal Society of Chemistry (RSC), 2023-01-01)
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    Micromechanical cantilever sensors are attracting a lot of attention because of the need for characterizing, detecting, and monitoring chemical and physical properties, as well as compounds at the nanoscale. The fields of ...
  • Controlled dopamine release from cellulose-based conducting hydrogel 

    Molina García, Brenda Guadalupe; Arnau Roca, Marc; Sánchez Jiménez, Margarita; Alemán Llansó, Carlos (Elsevier, 2024-01-05)
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    Very recently, the controlled release of dopamine (DA), a neurotransmitter whose deficiency is associated with Parkinson's disease, has been postulated as a good alternative to the oral administration of levodopa (L-Dopa), ...
  • Oxygen plasma treated thermoplastics as integrated electroresponsive sensors 

    Fontana Escartín, Adrián; Lanzalaco, Sonia; Zhilev, Georgi; Armelín Diggroc, Elaine Aparecida; Bertran Cànovas, Òscar; Alemán Llansó, Carlos (Elsevier, 2024-03-01)
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    Polypropylene (PP), thermoplastic polyurethane (TPU), polyethylene terephthalate glycol (PETG) and polylactic acid (PLA) 3D printed specimens, which are intrinsically non-electroresponsive materials, have been converted ...
  • Easily recycled thiol-ene elastomers with controlled creep 

    Alzubi, Hani Khaled Mohammad; Konuray, Ali Osman; Fernández Francos, Xavier; Ramis Juan, Xavier; Moradi, Sasan (Elsevier, 2024-03)
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    Starting from in-house synthesized allylic monomers containing dynamic disulfide (S–S) bonds, a set of vitrimeric thiol-ene elastomers were prepared and characterized with respect to their viscoelastic and tensile properties. ...

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