Con-current Rapid Fire Presentations 3 & 4

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Mechanical Characterization of Biomaterials


Evaluating Mechanical Performance of Hydrogel Based Adhesives for Soft Tissue Applications

B. Fleishman, J. Nagatomi, C. K. Webb;

Clemson Univ., Clemson, SC.


Shape Memory Polymer Networks with Tailorable Toughness Under Physiological Conditions

K. E. Smith1, P. Trusty2, K. Gall2;

1Medshape Solutions, Inc, Atlanta, GA, 2Georgia Inst. of Technology, Atlanta, GA.


Role of Biomolecules on Cross-Ply Mechanics of the Annulus Fibrosus

J. L. Isaacs1, E. Vresilovic2, M. Marcolongo1;

1Drexel Univ., Philadelphia, PA, 2Pennsylvania State Univ., Harrisburg, PA.


Concurrent Visualization and Characterization of Single Cell Mechanical Properties

S. T. Wood, S. Deitch, D. Dean;

Clemson Univ., Clemson, SC.


The Effect of Oxidation Using Ferric Chloride on the Mechanical Response of Porcine Aortas

B. Stephen, B. W. Davis, T. A. Good, L. D. T. Topoleski;

UMBC, Baltimore, MD.


Effects of Cell-Cell and Cell-Matrix Interactions on Vascular Smooth Muscle Cell Mechanical Properties

S. Deitch, D. Dean;

Clemson Univ., Clemson, SC.


Viscous Behavior of Different Concentrations of Bovine Calf Serum Before and After Wear Testing

G. Ettienne-Modeste, T. Topoleski;

UMBC, Baltimore, MD.


Rheologically-Modified Absorbable Tissue Adhesives

D. R. Ingram, K. J. Garcia, J. T. Corbett, M. S. Taylor, S. W. Shalaby;

Poly-Med, Inc., Anderson, SC.


Effect of Plasticizers and Drug-Loading on the Properties of Drug Delivery Films

C. L. Rabek, T. D. Dziubla, D. A. Puleo;

Univ. of Kentucky, Lexington, KY.


Improvements on Wear Performance of Ultra-High Molecular Weight Polyethylene through Precise Temperature-Time Moulding Conditions

Q. Wang1, J. Wu1, I. Khan2;

1Durham Univ., Durham, UNITED KINGDOM, 2Biomet UK Ltd, Swindon, UNITED KINGDOM.

Responsive Biomaterials and Therapeutic Scaffolds


Highly-Branched Poly(N-isopropyl acrylamide) That is Responsive to Bacteria

S. Rimmer, S. MacNeil, I. Douglas, L. Swanson, P. Sarker, J. Shepherd, J. Alonso Villanueva;

Univ. of Sheffield, Sheffield, UNITED KINGDOM.


Enzymatically-Degradable Microgels for Pathophysiologically-Triggered Release of Therapeutic Agents

P. Wanakule, A. Bergeron, K. Roy;

Univ. of Texas at Austin, Austin, TX.


Responsive and Chemoselective Tissue-Specific Adhesive Materials

N. Artzi, N. Oliva, S. Shitreet, M. Carcole, E. Edelman;

Massachusetts Inst. of Technology, Cambridge, MA.


Linear And Star-Shaped Block Copolymers Of Hydrolytically Labile Polynipaam And PEG To Form Thermally Responsive Hydrogels: Synthesis, Characterization And Controlled Release

Z. Ma;

Univ. of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, PA.


Thermo-Responsive Poly-N-Isopropylacrylamide As An Adjuvant In Experimental Rheumatoid Arthritis

A. K. Shakya;

Indian Inst. of Technology Kanpur, Kanpur, INDIA.


Sol-Gel Process for Robocast Calcium Phosphate Scaffolds

M. Houmard1, Q. Fu1, E. Saiz2, A. P. Tomsia1;

1Lawrence Berkeley Lab., Berkeley, CA, 2Imperial Coll. London, London, UNITED KINGDOM.


Sustained, Controlled Delivery of Oxygen from Hydrolytically Activated Silicone Scaffolds

E. Pedraza, M. Coronel, C. Fraker, C. L. Stabler;

Univ. of Miami, Miami, FL.


Fabrication and Characterization of Calcium Phosphate Mineralized Collagen-GAG Scaffolds

D. Weisgerber, D. Kelkhoff, P. Rapp, R. Yapp, M. Insana, B. Harley;

Univ. of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, Urbana, IL.


Affinity Hydrogel for Controlling Protein Release via Intermolecular Hybridization

Y. Wang, B. Soontornworajit, J. Zhou, M. Battig;

Univ. of Connecticut, Storrs, CT.


Enhanced In Vivo Angiogenic Activity Of FGF-2 By A [Polycation:Heparin] Complex

H. Chu, J. Gao, Y. Wang;

Univ. of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, PA.