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  • Bioactive macroporous titanium implants highly interconnected 

    Caparrós, Cristina; Ortiz Hernández, Mónica; Molmeneu Trias, Meritxell; Punset Fuste, Miquel; Calero Martínez, José Antonio; Aparicio Badenas, Conrado José; Fernández Fairén, Mariano; Pérez Antoñanzas, Román; Gil Mur, Francisco Javier (Springer, 2016-10-01)
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    Covenantee:   AMES / University of Minnesota School of Dentistry / Universitat Internacional de Catalunya
    Intervertebral implants should be designed with low load requirements, high friction coefficient and low elastic modulus in order to avoid the stress shielding effect on bone. Furthermore, the presence of a highly ...
  • Microstructure and surface damage in retrieved metal-on-metal hip arthroplasties 

    Fernández Fairén, Mariano; Punset Fuste, Miquel (2017-12-01)
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    Covenantee:   Instituto de Cirugía Ortopédica y Traumatología / Universidad de Cádiz
    Background: Besides promising results of metal-on-metal (MOM) hip arthroplasty (HA), frequent failures have been reported even in the short term. Many host, surgical, design, metallurgical, and processing factors have been ...
  • Can we remove tattoos with non-thermal atmospheric plasma? 

    Tampieri, Francesco; Garcìa Araguz, Ariadna; Canal Barnils, Cristina (Wiley (John Wiley & Sons), 2022-01-01)
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    Current methods for tattoo removal are long, costly and have drawbacks such as scarring among others. Looking for alternatives, here we assess the feasibility of non-thermal plasma (NTP) as a standalone method for the ...
  • Maturation of biomimetic hydroxyapatite in physiological fluids: a physicochemical and proteomic study 

    Konka, Joanna Magdalena; Español Pons, Montserrat; Bosch Canals, Begoña María; de Oliveira, Eliandre; Ginebra Molins, Maria Pau (Elsevier, 2021-09-01)
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    Covenantee:   Universitat Internacional de Catalunya / Parc Científic de Barcelona / Institut de Bioenginyeria de Catalunya
    Biomimetic calcium-deficient hydroxyapatite (CDHA) as a bioactive material exhibits exceptional intrinsic osteoinductive and osteogenic properties because of its nanostructure and composition, which promote a favorable ...
  • Intrapericardial delivery of APA-microcapsules as promising stem cell therapy carriers in an experimental acute myocardial infarction model 

    Báez Diaz, Claudia; Blanco Blázquez, Virginia; Sánchez Margallo, Francisco M.; López, Esther; Martin, Helena; Espona Noguera, Albert; Casado, Javier; Ciriza, Jesús; Pedraz, Jose Luis; Crisóstomo, Verónica (2021-11-01)
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    The administration of cardiosphere-derived cells (CDCs) after acute myocardial infarction (AMI) is very promising. CDC encapsulation in alginate-poly-l-lysine-alginate (APA) could increase cell survival and adherence. The ...
  • Zirconia vs. titanium dental implants: primary stability in-vitro analysis 

    Arlucea, Nerea; Brizuela Velasco, Aritza; Diéguez Pereira, Markel; Punset Fuste, Miquel; Molmeneu Trias, Meritxell; Sánchez Lasheras, Fernando; De Llanos Lanchares, Hector; Álvarez Arenal, Ángel (Multidisciplinary Digital Publishing Institute (MDPI), 2021-12-20)
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    Covenantee:   Universidad de Oviedo / Instituto Universitario de Ciencias y Tecnologías Espaciales de Asturias (ICTEA)
    The present experimental trial uses two types of dental implants, one made of titanium (Ti6Al4V) and the other one of zirconia (ZrO2), but both of identical design, to compare their stability and micro-movements values ...
  • Hybrid conducting alginate-based hydrogel for hydrogen peroxide detection from enzymatic oxidation of lactate 

    Babeli Aguilera, Ismael; Puiggalí Jou, Anna; Roa Rovira, Joan Josep; Ginebra Molins, Maria Pau; García Torres, José Manuel; Alemán Llansó, Carlos (Elsevier, 2021-12-15)
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    Covenantee:   Institut de Bioenginyeria de Catalunya
    A conducting nanocomposite hydrogel is developed for the detection of L-lactate. The hydrogel is based on a mixture of alginate (Alg) and poly(3,4-ethylenedioxythiophene) (PEDOT), which is loaded with gold nanoparticles ...
  • a-tricalcium phosphate synthesis from amorphous calcium phosphate: structural characterization and hydraulic reactivity 

    Martínez, Thomas; Español Pons, Montserrat; Charvillat, Cedric; Marsan, Olivier; Ginebra Molins, Maria Pau; Rey, Christian; Sarda, Stephanie (Springer, 2021-05-24)
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    Covenantee:   Université de Toulouse / Institut de Bioenginyeria de Catalunya
    In the present study, amorphous tricalcium phosphate (TCP) has been synthetized by a wet route to obtain low temperature a-TCP at 650 °C (LT-aTCP) and compare its structural, physical–chemical and thermal properties with ...
  • Bactericidal silver-doped DLC coatings obtained by pulsed filtered cathodic arc co-deposition 

    Rupérez de Gracia, Elisa; Guillem Martí, Jordi; Lousa, Arturo; Punset Fuste, Miquel; Ortiz Hernández, Mónica (Elsevier, 2021-02)
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    Covenantee:   Fundació Eurecat / Universitat de Barcelona / Asociación de la Industria Navarra
    Diamond-like carbon (DLC) coatings have been extensively studied over the last two decades in the field of materials engineering. The addition of effective bactericidal agents like silver suggests the potential application ...
  • Membrane perturbation, altered morphology and killing of Staphylococcus epidermidis upon contact with a cytocompatible peptide-based antibacterial surface 

    Boix Lemonche, Gerard; Guillem Martí, Jordi; Lekka, Maria; D'Este, Francesca; Guida, Filomena; Manero Planella, José María; Skerlavaj, Barbara (2021-07-01)
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    Covenantee:   Università degli Studi di Udine / Basque Research & Technology Alliance / Università degli studi di Trieste / Universitetet i Oslo
    One possibility to prevent prosthetic infections is to produce biomaterials resistant to bacterial colonization by anchoring membrane active antimicrobial peptides (AMPs) onto the implant surface. In this perspective, a ...
  • Solvent-cast direct-writing as a fabrication strategy for radiopaque stents 

    Chausse Calbet, Victor; Schieber, Romain; Raymond Llorens, Santiago; Ségry, Brian; Sabaté, Ramon; Kolandaivelu, Kumaran; Ginebra Molins, Maria Pau; Pegueroles Neyra, Marta (Elsevier, 2021-12-01)
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    Covenantee:   Massachusetts Institute of Technology / Institut de Bioenginyeria de Catalunya / Brigham and Women's Hospital
    Bioresorbable stents (BRS) potential in treating coronary heart disease is still to be further developed. Current trends include research with new polymeric materials, the need for thinner struts combined with appropriate ...
  • Evaluation on the effects of cold atmospheric plasma and plasma-treated liquids in cancer cell cultures 

    Tornin Cavielles, Juan; Labay, Cédric Pierre; Tampieri, Francesco; Ginebra Molins, Maria Pau; Canal Barnils, Cristina (2021-06-21)
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    Covenantee:   Instituto de Investigación Sanitaria del Principado de Asturias / Institut de Bioenginyeria de Catalunya
    Cold atmospheric plasma (CAP) is a potential anticancer therapy. CAP has cytotoxic effects when applied either directly to cancer cell cultures or indirectly through plasma-conditioned liquids. This protocol describes how ...

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