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Microengineered poly(HEMA) hydrogels for wearable contact lens biosensing, Article Lab on a Chip ; Volume 20, Issue 22 , 2020 , Pages 4205-4214 ; Zhang, S ; Cui, Q ; Ni, J ; Wang, X ; Cheng, X ; Alem, H ; Tebon, P ; Xu, C ; Guo, C ; Nasiri, R ; Moreddu, R ; Yetisen, A. K ; Ahadian, S ; Ashammakhi, N ; Emaminejad, S ; Jucaud, V ; Dokmeci, M.R ; Khademhosseini, A ; Sharif University of Technology
Royal Society of Chemistry 2020
Microchannels in hydrogels play an essential role in enabling a smart contact lens. However, microchannels have rarely been created in commercial hydrogel contact lenses due to their sensitivity to conventional microfabrication techniques. Here, we report the fabrication of microchannels in poly(2-hydroxyethyl methacrylate) (poly(HEMA)) hydrogels that are used in commercial contact lenses with a three-dimensional (3D) printed mold. We investigated the corresponding capillary flow behaviors in these microchannels. We observed different capillary flow regimes in these microchannels, depending on their hydration level. In particular, we found that a peristaltic pressure could reinstate flow in...
3D Bioprinting of oxygenated cell-laden gelatin methacryloyl constructs, Article Advanced Healthcare Materials ; Volume 9, Issue 15 , 2020 ; Darabi, M. A ; Nasiri, R ; Sangabathuni, S ; Ertas, Y. N ; Alem, H ; Hosseini, V ; Shamloo, A ; Nasr, A. S ; Ahadian, S ; Dokmeci, M. R ; Khademhosseini, A ; Ashammakhi, N ; Sharif University of Technology
Wiley-VCH Verlag 2020
Cell survival during the early stages of transplantation and before new blood vessels formation is a major challenge in translational applications of 3D bioprinted tissues. Supplementing oxygen (O2) to transplanted cells via an O2 generating source such as calcium peroxide (CPO) is an attractive approach to ensure cell viability. Calcium peroxide also produces calcium hydroxide that reduces the viscosity of bioinks, which is a limiting factor for bioprinting. Therefore, adapting this solution into 3D bioprinting is of significant importance. In this study, a gelatin methacryloyl (GelMA) bioink that is optimized in terms of pH and viscosity is developed. The improved rheological properties...
Microfluidic-based approaches in targeted cell/particle separation based on physical properties: fundamentals and applications, Article Small ; Volume 16, Issue 29 , 2020 ; Shamloo, A ; Ahadian, S ; Amirifar, L ; Akbari, J ; Goudie, M. J ; Lee, K ; Ashammakhi, N ; Dokmeci, M. R ; Di Carlo, D ; Khademhosseini, A ; Sharif University of Technology
Wiley-VCH Verlag 2020
Cell separation is a key step in many biomedical research areas including biotechnology, cancer research, regenerative medicine, and drug discovery. While conventional cell sorting approaches have led to high-efficiency sorting by exploiting the cell's specific properties, microfluidics has shown great promise in cell separation by exploiting different physical principles and using different properties of the cells. In particular, label-free cell separation techniques are highly recommended to minimize cell damage and avoid costly and labor-intensive steps of labeling molecular signatures of cells. In general, microfluidic-based cell sorting approaches can separate cells using “intrinsic”...
Three-dimensional bioprinting of functional skeletal muscle tissue using gelatin methacryloyl-alginate bioinks, Article Micromachines ; Volume 10, Issue 10 , 2019 ; 2072666X (ISSN) ; Çelebi Saltik, B ; Barros, N ; Nasiri, R ; Banton, E ; Shamloo, A ; Ashammakhi, N ; Dokmeci, M. R ; Ahadian, S ; Sharif University of Technology
MDPI AG 2019
Skeletal muscle tissue engineering aims to fabricate tissue constructs to replace or restore diseased or injured skeletal muscle tissues in the body. Several biomaterials and microscale technologies have been used in muscle tissue engineering. However, it is still challenging to mimic the function and structure of the native muscle tissues. Three-dimensional (3D) bioprinting is a powerful tool to mimic the hierarchical structure of native tissues. Here, 3D bioprinting was used to fabricate tissue constructs using gelatin methacryloyl (GelMA)-alginate bioinks. Mechanical and rheological properties of GelMA-alginate hydrogels were characterized. C2C12 myoblasts at the density 8 × 106 cells/mL...