Biofunctional Surface Engineering by Martin Scholz

By Martin Scholz

Successful biofunctional floor engineering will confirm the way forward for clinical units similar to orthopedic implants, stents, catheters, vaccine scaffolds, wound dressings, and extracorporeal movement units. additionally, the biosensor and diagnostic chip expertise will evolve swiftly as a result transforming into clinical want for custom-made medication. an immense predicament in those applied sciences is the necessity for terminally sterilized items. even if, novel and secure applied sciences, together with coupling, stabilization, and defense of effector molecules, let terminal sterilization with no practical loss. This ebook presents a accomplished assessment at the cutting-edge and the way forward for biofunctional floor engineering and is of significant curiosity for these operating within the fields of medication and scientific devices.

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The classical way to achieve antimicrobial activity is the usage of antibiotics released from devices to eradicate planktonic bacteria before biofilm formation. , 2010). These PEMs could be shown to prevent bacterial attachment and to be biocompatible with A549 epithelial cancer cells and MC3T3-E1 osteoprogenitor cells. This underlines the potential application as coating of implantable devices to prevent the formation of biofilms. , 2004). Another strategy relies on the incorporation of antibacterial or antifungal peptides into PEMs.

2009). , 2009). HEK293, HeLa, and NIH 3T3 cells showed effective expression of a pGL3-Luc plasmid and no cytotoxicity in these transfection studies. Further possibilities to enhance cell transfection have been examined, beyond complexing nucleic acids and applying them as nanoparticles or polyplexes. , 2001). Meyer et al. , 2008). , 2008). In this system, the galactose group serves as a specific ligand for hepatocyte binding. As a consequence, these films showed an increasing transfection rate specifically for the hepatoma cell line HepG2 but not for human embryonic kidney cells HEK293, which lack the necessary receptor.

In summary, SPS formulation of trastuzumab almost fully prevented aggregation and fragmentation. Aggregate formation was further reduced when SPS-formulated samples were irradiated Interaction of Radiation with Biomolecules at −80°C. In addition, the secondary structure of trastuzumab was preserved by SPS but not by the original formulation during lyophilization. Moreover, SPS formulation alone or in combination with low temperature irradiation protocols enables terminal sterilization of trastuzumab by irradiation and thus may significantly reduce production costs and the risk of contamination in protein drugs.

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