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    The effect of pore morphology and agarose coating on mechanical properties of tricalcium phosphate scaffolds

    , Article International Journal of Applied Ceramic Technology ; Volume 19, Issue 5 , 2022 , Pages 2713-2722 ; 1546542X (ISSN) Gorgin Karaji, Z ; Bagheri, R ; Amirkhani, S ; Sharif University of Technology
    John Wiley and Sons Inc  2022
    Abstract
    Three-dimensional biocompatible porous structures can be fabricated using different methods. However, the biological and mechanical behaviors of scaffolds are the center of focus in bone tissue engineering. In this study, tricalcium phosphate scaffolds with similar porosity contents but different pore morphologies were fabricated using two different techniques, namely, the replica method and the pore-forming agent method. The samples fabricated using the pore-forming agent showed more than two times higher compressive and bending strengths and more than three times higher compressive moduli. Furthermore, a thin layer of agarose coating improved the compressive and bending strength of both... 

    A cellular cardiac matrix-based porous microcarrier as a cell delivery system in myocardial tissue engineering application

    , Article Iranian Polymer Journal (English Edition) ; Volume 31, Issue 9 , 2022 , Pages 1079-1091 ; 10261265 (ISSN) Ghanbari Asl, S ; Mashayekhan, S ; Khanmohammadi, M ; Sharif University of Technology
    Springer Science and Business Media Deutschland GmbH  2022
    Abstract
    Myocardial infarction (MI) causes a high mortality rate in the world every year. Myocardial tissue engineering using extracellular matrix-derived substrate and cytocompatible biopolymers is a promising approach for treating MI. Besides, injectable porous microspheres are developing engineer constructs to use as dual-purpose microcarriers for cell culture and injectable scaffolds in trivial invasiveness for tissue implantation. This study aimed to fabricate porous microcarriers composed of myocardial extracellular matrix and chitosan using an electrospraying technique. The effect of electrospraying parameters, including extracellular matrix/chitosan ratio and voltage, on MCs diameter was... 

    Magnetic nanocomposites for biomedical applications

    , Article Advances in Colloid and Interface Science ; Volume 308 , 2022 ; 00018686 (ISSN) Naghdi, M ; Ghovvati, M ; Rabiee, N ; Ahmadi, S ; Abbariki, N ; Sojdeh, S ; Ojaghi, A ; Bagherzadeh, M ; Akhavan, O ; Sharifi, E ; Rabiee, M ; Saeb, M. R ; Bolouri, K ; Webster, T. J ; Zare, E. N ; Zarrabi, A ; Sharif University of Technology
    Elsevier B.V  2022
    Abstract
    Tissue engineering and regenerative medicine have solved numerous problems related to the repair and regeneration of damaged organs and tissues arising from aging, illnesses, and injuries. Nanotechnology has further aided tissue regeneration science and has provided outstanding opportunities to help disease diagnosis as well as treat damaged tissues. Based on the most recent findings, magnetic nanostructures (MNSs), in particular, have emerged as promising materials for detecting, directing, and supporting tissue regeneration. There have been many reports concerning the role of these nano-building blocks in the regeneration of both soft and hard tissues, but the subject has not been... 

    Comparison of engineered cartilage based on BMSCs and chondrocytes seeded on PVA-PPU scaffold in a sheep model

    , Article Journal of Biomedical Materials Research - Part B Applied Biomaterials ; Volume 110, Issue 11 , 2022 , Pages 2411-2421 ; 15524973 (ISSN) Taghizadehjahed, M ; Sepahdar, A ; Rabiee, N ; Nazbar, A ; Farzad Mohajeri, S ; Dehghan, M. M ; Shokrgozar, M. A ; Majidi, M ; Mardjanmehr, S. H ; Aminianfar, H ; Akbari Javar, H ; Bonakdar, S ; Sharif University of Technology
    John Wiley and Sons Inc  2022
    Abstract
    In this study, polyvinyl alcohol hydrogel chains were crosslinked by polyurethane in order to synthesize a suitable substrate for cartilage lesions. The substrate was fully characterized, and in vitro and in vivo investigations were conducted based on a sheep model. In vitro tests were performed based on the chondrocyte cells with the Alcian Blue and safranin O staining in order to prove the presence of proteoglycan on the surface of the synthesized substrate, which has been secreted by cultures of chondrocytes. Furthermore, the expression of collagen type I, collagen type II, aggrecan, and Sox9 was presented in the chondrocyte cultures on the synthesized substrate through RT-PCR. In... 

    The effect of Ag incorporation on the characteristics of the polymer derived bioactive silicate phosphate glass-ceramic scaffolds

    , Article Boletin de la Sociedad Espanola de Ceramica y Vidrio ; Volume 61, Issue 6 , 2022 , Pages 653-663 ; 03663175 (ISSN) Paryab, A ; Godary, T ; Khalilifard, R ; Malek Khachatourian, A ; Abdollahi, F ; Abdollahi, S ; Sharif University of Technology
    Sociedad Espanola de Ceramica y Vidrio  2022
    Abstract
    In the bone tissue engineering field (BTE), it is of significant importance to develop bioactive multifunctional scaffolds with enhanced osteoconductivity, osteoinductivity, and antibacterial properties required for lost bone tissue regeneration. In this work, a bioactive glass-ceramic scaffold was manufactured via a novel polymer-derived ceramics (PDC) manufacturing method. To gain antibacterial properties, the silver ions were incorporated in controlled amount along with other precursors in the PDC processing stage. Microstructural and structural properties of the fabricated silicate-phosphate glass-ceramic scaffold were evaluated by scanning electron microscopy (SEM) equipped with energy... 

    Microfluidic-assisted fiber production: Potentials, limitations, and prospects

    , Article Biomicrofluidics ; Volume 16, Issue 6 , 2022 ; 19321058 (ISSN) Abrishamkar, A ; Nilghaz, A ; Saadatmand, M ; Naeimirad, M ; Demello, A. J ; Sharif University of Technology
    American Institute of Physics Inc  2022
    Abstract
    Besides the conventional fiber production methods, microfluidics has emerged as a promising approach for the engineered spinning of fibrous materials and offers excellent potential for fiber manufacturing in a controlled and straightforward manner. This method facilitates low-speed prototype synthesis of fibers for diverse applications while providing superior control over reaction conditions, efficient use of precursor solutions, reagent mixing, and process parameters. This article reviews recent advances in microfluidic technology for the fabrication of fibrous materials with different morphologies and a variety of properties aimed at various applications. First, the basic principles, as... 

    An electroconductive, thermosensitive, and injectable chitosan/pluronic/gold-decorated cellulose nanofiber hydrogel as an efficient carrier for regeneration of cardiac tissue

    , Article Materials ; Volume 15, Issue 15 , 2022 ; 19961944 (ISSN) Tohidi, H ; Maleki Jirsaraei, N ; Simchi, A ; Mohandes, F ; Emami, Z ; Fassina, L ; Naro, F ; Conti, B ; Barbagallo, F ; Sharif University of Technology
    MDPI  2022
    Abstract
    Myocardial infarction is a major cause of death worldwide and remains a social and healthcare burden. Injectable hydrogels with the ability to locally deliver drugs or cells to the damaged area can revolutionize the treatment of heart diseases. Herein, we formulate a thermo-responsive and injectable hydrogel based on conjugated chitosan/poloxamers for cardiac repair. To tailor the mechanical properties and electrical signal transmission, gold nanoparticles (AuNPs) with an average diameter of 50 nm were physically bonded to oxidized bacterial nanocellulose fibers (OBC) and added to the thermosensitive hydrogel at the ratio of 1% w/v. The prepared hydrogels have a porous structure with open... 

    ZnO-incorporated polyvinylidene fluoride/poly(ε-caprolactone) nanocomposite scaffold with controlled release of dexamethasone for bone tissue engineering

    , Article Applied Physics A: Materials Science and Processing ; Volume 128, Issue 8 , 2022 ; 09478396 (ISSN) FotouhiArdakani, F ; Mohammadi, M ; Mashayekhan, S ; Sharif University of Technology
    Springer Science and Business Media Deutschland GmbH  2022
    Abstract
    Here we report on the development of a hybrid nanofibrous scaffold made from polyvinylidene fluoride (PVDF) nanofibers embedding zinc oxide nanorods (ZnOns), and poly(ε-caprolactone) (PCL) nanofibers incorporating dexamethasone (DEX)-loaded chitosan nanoparticles using dual-electrospinning method. Fourier transform infrared spectroscopy (FTIR), X-ray diffraction (XRD), scanning electron microscopy (SEM), and tensile analysis were carried out for physiochemical characterization of the scaffolds, followed by DEX release profile. In addition, an MTT assay was conducted to assess the viability of mouse bone marrow-derived mesenchymal stem cells (mBMSCs) on the hybrid nanofibrous scaffold.... 

    Cold atmospheric plasma modification and electrical conductivity induction in gelatin/polyvinylidene fluoride nanofibers for neural tissue engineering

    , Article Artificial Organs ; Volume 46, Issue 8 , 2022 , Pages 1504-1521 ; 0160564X (ISSN) Sahrayi, H ; Hosseini, E ; Ramazani Saadatabadi, A ; Atyabi, S ; Bakhshandeh, H ; Mohamadali, M ; Aidun, A ; Farasati Far, B ; Sharif University of Technology
    John Wiley and Sons Inc  2022
    Abstract
    Background: This research follows some investigations through neural tissue engineering, including fabrication, surface treatment, and evaluation of novel self-stimuli conductive biocompatible and degradable nanocomposite scaffolds. Methods: Gelatin as a biobased material and polyvinylidene fluoride (PVDF) as a mechanical, electrical, and piezoelectric improvement agent were co-electrospun. In addition, polyaniline/graphene (PAG) nanoparticles were synthesized and added to gelatin solutions in different percentages to induce electrical conductivity. After obtaining optimum PAG percentage, cold atmospheric plasma (CAP) treatment was applied over the best samples by different plasma variable... 

    Synergy of titanium dioxide nanotubes and polyurethane properties for bypass graft application: Excellent flexibility and biocompatibility

    , Article Materials and Design ; Volume 215 , 2022 ; 02641275 (ISSN) Kianpour, G ; Bagheri, R ; Pourjavadi, A ; Ghanbari, H ; Sharif University of Technology
    Elsevier Ltd  2022
    Abstract
    A flexible, porous and biocompatible titanium dioxide nanotubes (TNT) - polyurethane (PU) film has been produced as a new scaffold for artificial vascular grafts. Synergistic improvements in the properties of vertical TNT and PU was reached, including enhancements in their biocompatibility, mechanical strength, flexibility and porosity. Open-ended (OE) TNT-PU and close-ended (CE) TNT-PU films were synthesized and their mechanical and biological properties were compared with their pure PU counterparts. TNT were attached to PU with a new strategy. The resulting flexible structure was hydrophilic and super hydrophilic in OE-TNT-PU and CE-TNT-PU scaffolds, respectively. The gas leakage during... 

    Green polymer nanocomposites for skin tissue engineering

    , Article ACS Applied Bio Materials ; 2022 ; 25766422 (ISSN) Shokrani, H ; Shokrani, A ; Jouyandeh, M ; Seidi, F ; Gholami, F ; Kar, S ; Munir, M. T ; Kowalkowska Zedler, D ; Zarrintaj, P ; Rabiee, N ; Saeb, M. R ; Sharif University of Technology
    American Chemical Society  2022
    Abstract
    Fabrication of an appropriate skin scaffold needs to meet several standards related to the mechanical and biological properties. Fully natural/green scaffolds with acceptable biodegradability, biocompatibility, and physiological properties quite often suffer from poor mechanical properties. Therefore, for appropriate skin tissue engineering and to mimic the real functions, we need to use synthetic polymers and/or additives as complements to green polymers. Green nanocomposites (either nanoscale natural macromolecules or biopolymers containing nanoparticles) are a class of scaffolds with acceptable biomedical properties window (drug delivery and cardiac, nerve, bone, cartilage as well as skin... 

    Engineered conducting polymer-based scaffolds for cell release and capture

    , Article International Journal of Polymeric Materials and Polymeric Biomaterials ; 2022 ; 00914037 (ISSN) Mahdavi, S. S ; Abdekhodaie, M. J ; Sharif University of Technology
    Taylor and Francis Ltd  2022
    Abstract
    Conducting polymer-based devices and scaffolds has become remarkably popular due to their properties such as conductivity, tunable electrochemical properties, and straightforward fabrication procedures. Hence, they have versatile applications and can be used as implants, biosensors, cell capture/release devices, and regenerative medicine scaffolds. This review addresses the effect of conductive polymers on cell behavior since their conductive features can be applied to simulate a cellular response. Moreover, the impact of polymer chemical and physical properties on cellular response has been discussed. Recent biomedical engineering approaches used for cell capture and release were reviewed... 

    Synthesis and characterization of a chitosan/gelatin transparent film crosslinked with a combination of EDC/NHS for corneal epithelial cell culture scaffold with potential application in cornea implantation

    , Article International Journal of Polymeric Materials and Polymeric Biomaterials ; Volume 71, Issue 8 , 2022 , Pages 568-578 ; 00914037 (ISSN) Shahin, A ; Ramazani S. A, A ; Mehraji, S ; Eslami, H ; Sharif University of Technology
    Taylor and Francis Ltd  2022
    Abstract
    The diseases and disorders of the cornea may lead to blindness, and cornea transplantation has been an effective treatment in this regard. However, lack of cornea throughout the world makes this treatment difficult. Therefore, the first goal of the present study is to make a chitosan/gelatin hyaline film with NHS and EDC crosslinkers for transplanting the epithelial cells of the cornea. Two solutions of gelatin and chitosan were mixed homogeneously before crosslinking in ratios of 20/80, 30/70, 40/60, and 50/50 (Gel/Chi). After 24 hours, they were put in an oven to dry, then EDC and NHS were added to the mixture as crosslinker. Corneal epithelial cell morphology was assessed qualitatively... 

    A hybrid scaffold of gelatin glycosaminoglycan matrix and fibrin as a carrier of human corneal fibroblast cells

    , Article Materials Science and Engineering C ; Volume 118 , 2021 ; 09284931 (ISSN) Hajian Foroushani, Z ; Mahdavi salimi, S ; Abdekhodaie, M. J ; Baradaran Rafii, A ; Tabatabei, M. R ; Mehrvar, M ; Sharif University of Technology
    Elsevier Ltd  2021
    Abstract
    A hybrid scaffold of gelatin-glycosaminoglycan matrix and fibrin (FGG) has been synthesized to improve the mechanical properties, degradation time and cell response of fibrin-like scaffolds. The FGG scaffold was fabricated by optimizing some properties of fibrin-only gel and gelatin-glycosaminoglycan (GG) scaffolds. Mechanical analysis of optimized fibrin-only gel showed the Young module and tensile strength of up to 72 and 121 KPa, respectively. Significantly, the nine-fold increase in the Young modulus and a seven-fold increase in tensile strength was observed when fibrin reinforced with GG scaffold. Additionally, the results demonstrated that the degradation time of fibrin was enhanced... 

    The impact of zirconium oxide nanoparticles content on alginate dialdehyde-gelatin scaffolds in cartilage tissue engineering

    , Article Journal of Molecular Liquids ; Volume 335 , 2021 ; 01677322 (ISSN) Ghanbari, M ; Salavati Niasari, M ; Mohandes, F ; Firouzi, Z ; Mousavi, S.-D ; Sharif University of Technology
    Elsevier B.V  2021
    Abstract
    The desire to regenerate and repair native tissues can be immediately performed by multiple tissue engineering procedures. Gelatin and alginate are biocompatible and biodegradable polymers. The addition of ZrO2 nanoparticles (NPs) into the alginate-gelatin hydrogel is considered to improve mechanical and chemical properties. Therefore, nanocomposite hydrogels have been manufactured by the freeze-drying procedure utilizing oxidized alginate-gelatin with ZrO2 NPs as a reinforcement. The fabricated nanocomposite hydrogels were character-ized by FTIR, FESEM, and rheometer. The hydrogels containing a higher ZrO2 NPs content (1.5%) have better mechanical properties than the hydrogels without NPs.... 

    The effect of Ag incorporation on the characteristics of the polymer derived bioactive silicate phosphate glass-ceramic scaffolds

    , Article Boletin de la Sociedad Espanola de Ceramica y Vidrio ; 2021 ; 03663175 (ISSN) Paryab, A ; Godary, T ; Khalilifard, R ; Malek Khachatourian, A ; Abdollahi, F ; Abdollahi, S ; Sharif University of Technology
    Sociedad Espanola de Ceramica y Vidrio  2021
    Abstract
    In the bone tissue engineering field (BTE), it is of significant importance to develop bioactive multifunctional scaffolds with enhanced osteoconductivity, osteoinductivity, and antibacterial properties required for lost bone tissue regeneration. In this work, a bioactive glass-ceramic scaffold was manufactured via a novel polymer-derived ceramics (PDC) manufacturing method. To gain antibacterial properties, the silver ions were incorporated in controlled amount along with other precursors in the PDC processing stage. Microstructural and structural properties of the fabricated silicate-phosphate glass-ceramic scaffold were evaluated by scanning electron microscopy (SEM) equipped with energy... 

    Pressure-engineered electrophoretic deposition for gentamicin loading within osteoblast-specific cellulose nanofiber scaffolds

    , Article Materials Chemistry and Physics ; Volume 272 , 2021 ; 02540584 (ISSN) Rahighi, R ; Panahi, M ; Akhavan, O ; Mansoorianfar, M ; Sharif University of Technology
    Elsevier Ltd  2021
    Abstract
    Multi-component nanocomposite thin films (composed of cellulose nanofiber (CNF), alginate, bioglass nanoparticles (BG NPs) and gentamicin) were prepared by using cathodic electrophoretic deposition (EPD) under different isostatic pressures of 10−2 mbar (LP), atmospheric (AP), and 5 bar (HP). According to thermal gravity analysis, larger amounts of CNF and alginate could be deposited on the surface at the AP condition in comparison with the LP and HP conditions. On the other hand, higher amounts of the BG NPs could be deposited at the LP condition as compared to the other conditions. The drug (gentamicin) loading/releasing of the samples prepared at the HP condition was found to be higher... 

    Emerging phospholipid nanobiomaterials for biomedical applications to lab-on-a-chip, drug delivery, and cellular engineering

    , Article ACS Applied Bio Materials ; 2021 ; 25766422 (ISSN) Rahimnejad, M ; Rabiee, N ; Ahmadi, S ; Jahangiri, S ; Sajadi, S. M ; Akhavan, O ; Saeb, M. R ; Kwon, W ; Kim, M ; Hahn, S. K ; Sharif University of Technology
    American Chemical Society  2021
    Abstract
    The design of advanced nanobiomaterials to improve analytical accuracy and therapeutic efficacy has become an important prerequisite for the development of innovative nanomedicines. Recently, phospholipid nanobiomaterials including 2-methacryloyloxyethyl phosphorylcholine (MPC) have attracted great attention with remarkable characteristics such as resistance to nonspecific protein adsorption and cell adhesion for various biomedical applications. Despite many recent reports, there is a lack of comprehensive review on the phospholipid nanobiomaterials from synthesis to diagnostic and therapeutic applications. Here, we review the synthesis and characterization of phospholipid nanobiomaterials... 

    Fabrication and characterization of an injectable reinforced composite scaffold for cartilage tissue engineering: An in vitro study

    , Article Biomedical Materials (Bristol) ; Volume 16, Issue 4 , 2021 ; 17486041 (ISSN) Khozaei Ravari, M ; Mashayekhan, S ; Zarei, F ; Sayyahpour, F. A ; Taghiyar, L ; Eslaminejad, M. B ; Sharif University of Technology
    IOP Publishing Ltd  2021
    Abstract
    There are limitations in current medications of articular cartilage injuries. Although injectable bioactive hydrogels are promising options, they have decreased biomechanical performance. Researchers should consider many factors when providing solutions to overcome these challenges. In this study, we created an injectable composite hydrogel from chitosan and human acellular cartilage extracellular matrix (ECM) particles. In order to enhance its mechanical properties, we reinforced this hydrogel with microporous microspheres composed of the same materials as the structural building blocks of the scaffold. Articular cartilage from human donors was decellularized by a combination of physical,... 

    Alginate/cartilage extracellular matrix-based injectable interpenetrating polymer network hydrogel for cartilage tissue engineering

    , Article Journal of Biomaterials Applications ; Volume 36, Issue 5 , 2021 , Pages 803-817 ; 08853282 (ISSN) Shojarazavi, N ; Mashayekhan, S ; Pazooki, H ; Mohsenifard, S ; Baniasadi, H ; Sharif University of Technology
    SAGE Publications Ltd  2021
    Abstract
    In the present study, alginate/cartilage extracellular matrix (ECM)-based injectable hydrogel was developed incorporated with silk fibroin nanofibers (SFN) for cartilage tissue engineering. The in situ forming hydrogels were composed of different ionic crosslinked alginate concentrations with 1% w/v enzymatically crosslinked phenolized cartilage ECM, resulting in an interpenetrating polymer network (IPN). The response surface methodology (RSM) approach was applied to optimize IPN hydrogel's mechanical properties by varying alginate and SFN concentrations. The results demonstrated that upon increasing the alginate concentration, the compression modulus improved. The SFN concentration was...