Browsing by Author "Caspari, Anja"
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- Item4D Biofabrication of fibrous artificial nerve graft for neuron regeneration(Bristol : IOP Publ., 2020) Apsite, Indra; Constante, Gissela; Dulle, Martin; Vogt, Lena; Caspari, Anja; Boccaccini, Aldo R.; Synytska, Alla; Salehi, Sahar; Ionov, LeonidIn this paper, we describe the application of the 4D biofabrication approach for the fabrication of artificial nerve graft. Bilayer scaffolds consisting of uniaxially aligned polycaprolactone-poly(glycerol sebacate) (PCL-PGS) and randomly aligned methacrylated hyaluronic acid (HA-MA) fibers were fabricated using electrospinning and further used for the culture of PC-12 neuron cells. Tubular structures form instantly after immersion of fibrous bilayer in an aqueous buffer and the diameter of obtained tubes can be controlled by changing bilayer parameters such as the thickness of each layer, overall bilayer thickness, and medium counterion concentration. Designed scaffolds showed a self-folded scroll-like structure with high stability after four weeks of real-time degradation. The significance of this research is in the fabrication of tuneable tubular nerve guide conduits that can simplify the current existing clinical treatment of neural injuries. © 2020 The Author(s). Published by IOP Publishing Ltd.
- ItemEntwicklung neuer Nanolacke und/oder Reinigerzusätze für Easy-to-Clean-Schichten im System Easy-to-Clean-Schicht - definierte Verschmutzung - Reinigerlösung/Nano-Clean : Abschlussbericht ; KMU - innovativ - NanoClean ; Laufzeit des Vorhabens: 01.10.2010 bis 30.09.2012(Hannover : Technische Informationsbibliothek (TIB), 2013) Bellmann, Cornelia; Calvimontes, Alfredo; Estel, Kathrin; Caspari, Anja[no abstract available]
- ItemImpact of surface charge on the motion of light-activated Janus micromotors(Berlin ; Heidelberg : Springer, 2021) Huang, Tao; Ibarlucea, Bergoi; Caspari, Anja; Synytska, Alla; Cuniberti, Gianaurelio; de Graaf, Joost; Baraban, LarysaControl over micromotors' motion is of high relevance for lab-on-a-chip and biomedical engineering, wherein such particles encounter complex microenvironments. Here, we introduce an efficient way to influence Janus micromotors' direction of motion and speed by modifying their surface properties and those of their immediate surroundings. We fabricated light-responsive Janus micromotors with positive and negative surface charge, both driven by ionic self-diffusiophoresis. These were used to observe direction-of-motion reversal in proximity to glass substrates for which we varied the surface charge. Quantitative analysis allowed us to extract the dependence of the particle velocity on the surface charge density of the substrate. This constitutes the first quantitative demonstration of the substrate's surface charge on the motility of the light-activated diffusiophoretic motors in water. We provide qualitative understanding of these observations in terms of osmotic flow along the substrate generated through the ions released by the propulsion mechanism. Our results constitute a crucial step in moving toward practical application of self-phoretic artificial micromotors.