A new nanostructured material for regenerative vascular treatments: Magnetic bacterial nanocellulose (MBNC)

Ravindra Kempaiah, Sandra L. Arias, Fernando Pastrana, Milad Alucozai, Lisa M. Reece, Juan Pavon, Jean Paul Allain

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Abstract

Engineered 3D constructs with multifunctional properties are in great demand for tissue engineering applications. The aim of this research is to develop a unique hydrogel made of bacterial nanocellulose (BNC) that has been magnetically functionalized and rendered biocompatible for the purpose of rapid cellular localization and proliferation. Magnetic hydrogels integrated on intracranial stents is a new method for the treatment of brain aneurysms by accelerating the endothelialization process and reducing the healing time. Some authors [1] have postulated that a stent used as a tissue scaffold with a magnetic face directed at the aneurysmal neck would be the most efficient strategy. Moreover, authors like Dalby et al. [2] have shown that stem cell adhesion, differentiation, proliferation and gene expression can be enhanced by nanostructured biomaterials. Main results of both magnetizing and cells behaviour are in well agreement with above mentioned references.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publication2013 Pan American Health Care Exchanges, PAHCE 2013 - Conference, Workshops, and Exhibits. Cooperation / Linkages
Subtitle of host publicationAn Independent Forum for Patient Care and Technology Support
DOIs
StatePublished - Sep 24 2013
Event8th Pan American Health Care Exchanges Conference, PAHCE 2013 - Medellin, Colombia
Duration: Apr 29 2013May 4 2013

Publication series

NamePan American Health Care Exchanges, PAHCE
ISSN (Print)2327-8161
ISSN (Electronic)2327-817X

Conference

Conference8th Pan American Health Care Exchanges Conference, PAHCE 2013
CountryColombia
CityMedellin
Period4/29/135/4/13

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Biomedical Engineering
  • Health Informatics
  • Health Information Management

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