Gels, Genes, Grafts and Giants: Festschrift on the Occasion of the 70th Birthday of Allan S. Hoffman

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In celebration of Allan Hoffman's 70th birthday, a symposium entitled Gels, Genes, Grafts and Giants was held in Maui in December 2002. This symposium, organized by The University of Washington Engineered Biomaterials (UWEB) NSF Engineering Research Center, was a great success, with many excellent papers presented by scientists from all over the world.
All those who made oral or poster presentations at the symposium, but also those who worked with Allan Hoffman in the past or worked in similar research areas were invited to submit articles for special issues of the Journal of Biomaterials Science, Polymer Edition. The papers from these special issues of the journal have now been published in one hardcover book.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9789067644082
  • Publisher: Taylor & Francis
  • Publication date: 4/15/2005
  • Pages: 920
  • Product dimensions: 6.50 (w) x 9.60 (h) x 1.60 (d)

Table of Contents

Foreword 1
Preface : Allan Hoffman : a 70th birthday celebration 3
Some personal reflections on the career of Allan Hoffman in honor of his 70th birthday 7
Cellular evaluation of insulin transmucosal delivery 15
Hydrogel probe for iontophoresis drug delivery to the eye 27
Aqueous N,N-diethylnicotinamide (DENA) solution as a medium for accelerated release study of paclitaxel 45
Novel carboxymethylcellulose-based microporous hydrogels suitable for drug delivery 61
IgG responses to intranasal immunization with cholera-toxin-immobilized polymeric nanospheres in mice 75
Water-soluble polymers with low critical solution temperature (LCST) as carriers for protein drug delivery 85
Polymeric drugs with prolonged sustained delivery of specific anti-aggregant agents for platelets : kinetic analysis of the release mechanism 93
Promotion of U937 cell adhesion on polypropylene surfaces bearing phosphorylcholine functionalities 105
Controlled release of plasmid DNA from biodegradable scaffolds fabricated using a thermally-induced phase-separation method 117
PEGylated dextran as long-circulating pharmaceutical carrier 131
Enhanced ileal absorption of a hydrophilic macromolecule, pentosan polysulfate sodium (PPS) 141
Gene delivery : intelligent but just at the beginning (review) 153
Anti-inflammatory drug delivery from hyaluronic acid hydrogels 175
Design and characterisation of new nanoparticulate polymer blends for drug delivery 185
Semi-interpenetrating network of poly(ethylene glycol) and poly(D,L-lactide) for the controlled delivery of protein drugs 201
Preparation of cationic comb-type copolymer having guanidino moieties and its interaction with DNAs 215
Effect of a dextran derivative associated with TGF-[beta]1 or FGF-2 on dermal fibroblast behaviour in dermal equivalents 227
Novel biodegradable cholesterol-modified polyrotaxane hydrogels for cartilage regeneration 245
Biodegradable poly(terephthalate-co-phosphate)s : synthesis, characterization and drug-release properties 261
Synthesis and characterization of stimuli-sensitive hydrogels having a different length of ethylene glycol chains carrying phosphate groups : loading and release of lysozyme 289
Poly(propylacrylic acid)-mediated serum stabilization of cationic lipoplexes 301
Platelet adhesion to radiofrequency glow-discharge-deposited fluorocarbon polymers preadsorbed with selectively depleted plasmas show the primary role of fibrinogen 321
pH-dependent elution profiles of selected proteins in HPLC having a stationary phase modified with pH-sensitive sulfonamide polymers 345
Molecular composition and mechanical properties of biopolymer interfaces studied by sum frequency generation vibrational spectroscopy and atomic force microscopy (review) 361
Surface characteristics of block-type copolymer composed of semi-fluorinated and phospholipid segments synthesized by living radical polymerization 397
Grafting copolymerization of 2-methacryloyloxyethyl phosphorylcholine (MPC) onto pre-irradiated cellulose films 411
Cell-adhesive and blood-coagulant properties of ultrathin poly(methyl methacrylate) stereocomplex films 423
Macrophage behavior on surface-modified polyurethanes 439
Oral administration of biochemically active microcapsules to treat uremia : new insights into an old approach 457
Formulation of chitosan-DNA nanoparticles with poly(propyl acrylic acid) enhances gene expression 473
Monocyte activation on polyelectrolyte multilayers 491
The effect of pH on the LCST of poly(N-isopropylacrylamide) and poly(N-isopropylacrylamide-co-acrylic acid) 509
A hydrogel system for stimulus-responsive, oxygen-sensitive in situ gelation 519
Preparation of reversibly glucose-responsive hydrogels by covalent immobilization of lectin in polymer networks having pendant glucose 529
Poly(N-isopropylacrylamide)-based semi-interpenetrating polymer networks for tissue engineering applications : effects of linear poly(acrylic acid) chains on rheology 543
Poly(N-isopropylacrylamide)-grafted gelatin as a thermoresponsive cell-adhesive, mold-releasable material for shape-engineered tissues 557
Characteristics of chemically cross-linked myosin gels 567
Tissue responses to thermally-responsive hydrogel nanoparticles 583
Plasma protein adsorption to surfaces grafted with dense homopolymer and copolymer brushes containing poly(N-isopropylacrylamide) 597
Preparation and characterization of pH-sensitive hydrogel of chitosan/poly(acrylic acid) co-polymer 615
Fibroin hydrogels for biomedical applications : preparation, characterization and in virto cell culture studies 625
Synthesis of 3,4-dihydroxyphenylalanine (DOPA) containing monomers and their co-polymerization with PEG-diacrylate to form hydrogels 639
Hydrogen-bonding-driven spontaneous gelation of water-soluble phospholipid polymers in aqueous medium 655
Tethered protein/peptide-surface-modified hydrogels 669
Enhancement of stability of glucose oxidase by immobilization onto metal ion-chelated poly(N-vinyl imidazole) hydrogels 681
Design of highly specific ligands of fibrin for therapeutic applications 697
Synthesis of segmented poly(ether urethane)s and poly(ether urethane urea)s incorporating various side-chain or backbone functionalities 717
Immobilization of streptavidin-horseradish peroxidase onto a biotinylated poly(acrylic acid) backbone that had been radiation-grafted to a PTFE film 735
The relevance of the transfer of molecular information between natural and synthetic materials in the realisation of biomedical devices with enhanced properties (review) 743
Capillary zone electrophoresis as a tool to monitor the last stages of the degradation of water-sensitive polymers 763
Electrically conductive 2D-PAN-containing surfaces as a culturing substrate for neurons
Controlled synthesis of biodegradable lactide polymers and copolymers using novel in situ generated or single-site stereoselective polymerization initiators 809
Manufacture of elastic biodegradable PLCL scaffolds for mechano-active vascular tissue engineering 827
Bioactive glasses for in situ tissue regeneration (review) 843
Xyloglucan as a synthetic extracellular matrix for hepatocyte attachment 863
Development of perforated microthin poly([epsilon]-caprolactone) films as matrices for membrane tissue engineering 877
Amido-modified polylactide for potential tissue engineering applications 895
Hyaluronic-acid-based semi-interpenetrating materials 907
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