Journal of Applied Polymer Science

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Special Issue: Polymers for Biomedical Applications

15 July 2013

Volume 129, Issue 2

Pages i–ii, 527–923

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      Cover Image, Volume 129, Issue 2 (page i)

      Version of Record online: 18 APR 2013 | DOI: 10.1002/app.39072

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      The gastrointestinal tract has very harsh and varied pH conditions, preventing most oral therapeutic drugs from being effectively delivered to the colon area. On page 714, Ling Xue Kong et al. describe a pH-sensitive drug-delivery system with enhanced drug loading developed by coating 5-fluorouracil (5-FU)-loaded poly(lactide-co-glycolide) (PLGA) nanoparticles with Eudragit S100. The 5-FU/PLGA NPs can survive the very acidic gastrointestinal environment and then release 5-FU at pH 7.4, the pH of the colon and rectum. This provides a promising route for the oral treatment of colorectal cancer.

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      Inside Cover, Volume 129, Issue 2 (page ii)

      Version of Record online: 18 APR 2013 | DOI: 10.1002/app.39073

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      In the study by Giovanni Vozzi et al. on page 528, 3D scaffolds are microfabricated by mixing poly(llactic acid) (PLLA) and multiwalled carbon nanotubes (MWCNTs) for bone tissue engineering. Their mechanical properties are measured and their biocompatibility is studied with human fetal osteoblasts (hFOB 1.19). The 3D microfabricated PLLA/MWCNT nanocomposite scaffolds show higher stiffness and cell viability than the pure 3D microfabricated PLLA scaffolds. The results suggest that biopolymer/CNT microcomposites and nanocomposites could be used as effective building blocks to replace extracellular matrices in bone tissue engineering applications. The final goal is the creation of innovative scaffolds for implants and tissue regeneration. The cover shows a light microscopy image of a 3D bone-like pressureactivated microsyringe fabricated PLLA/MWCNT nanocomposite scaffold.

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      Polymers for biomedical applications (page 527)

      Stefano Tonzani

      Version of Record online: 18 APR 2013 | DOI: 10.1002/app.39130

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    1. Preparation and characterization of thin film composite membranes modified with amine-functionalized β-cyclodextrins (pages 549–558)

      Bhekani S. Mbuli, Derrick S. Dlamini, Edward N. Nxumalo, Rui W. Krause, Visvanathan L. Pillay, Yoram Oren, Charles Linder and Bhekie B. Mamba

      Version of Record online: 3 NOV 2012 | DOI: 10.1002/app.38667

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    2. 1-naphthylacetic-acid-functionalized polyacrylate-coated urea with dual controlled-release properties (pages 559–567)

      Xiaoyun Qiu, Dacai Zhu, Shuming Tao, Chao Chen, Xueqin Ren and Shuwen Hu

      Version of Record online: 3 NOV 2012 | DOI: 10.1002/app.38656

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    3. Sunflower-oil-based lecithin organogels as matrices for controlled drug delivery (pages 585–594)

      D. Satapathy, D. Biswas, B. Behera, S. S. Sagiri, K. Pal and K. Pramanik

      Version of Record online: 9 NOV 2012 | DOI: 10.1002/app.38498

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    4. Preparation and characterization of bacterial cellulose microfiber/goat bone apatite composites for bone repair (pages 595–603)

      Xiaoxia Fan, Tingting Zhang, Zhitong Zhao, Haohao Ren, Qiyi Zhang, Yonggang Yan and Guoyu Lv

      Version of Record online: 9 NOV 2012 | DOI: 10.1002/app.38702

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    5. Cyclodextrin functionalization of several cellulosic substrates for prolonged release of antibacterial agents (pages 604–613)

      Oriol Cusola, Nicolas Tabary, Mohamed Naceur Belgacem and Julien Bras

      Version of Record online: 13 NOV 2012 | DOI: 10.1002/app.38748

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    6. Production of 3D scaffolds applied to tissue engineering using chitosan swelling as a porogenic agent (pages 614–625)

      Roberta Helena Mendonça, Taíla de Oliveira Meiga, Marysilvia Ferreira da Costa and Rossana Mara da Silva Moreira Thiré

      Version of Record online: 16 NOV 2012 | DOI: 10.1002/app.38735

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    7. Edible chitosan/acetylated monoglyceride films for prolonged release of vitamin E and antioxidant activity (pages 626–635)

      Bárbara Blanco-Fernandez, Maria Isabel Rial-Hermida, Carmen Alvarez-Lorenzo and Angel Concheiro

      Version of Record online: 16 NOV 2012 | DOI: 10.1002/app.38766

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    8. Synthesis of poly(oligo(ethylene glycol)methacrylate)-functionalized membranes for thermally controlled drug delivery (pages 636–643)

      Francisco Teixeira Jr., Ana Maria Popa, Sébastien Guimond, Dirk Hegemann and René M. Rossi

      Version of Record online: 19 NOV 2012 | DOI: 10.1002/app.38730

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    9. Assessment of antibacterial activity of herbal finished surface modified polypropylene nonwoven fabric against bacterial pathogens of wound (pages 672–681)

      Dhanapalan Nithyakalyani, Thangavelu Ramachandran, Ramasamy Rajendran and Muthusamy Mahalakshmi

      Version of Record online: 22 NOV 2012 | DOI: 10.1002/app.38765

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    10. POSS/gelatin-polyglutamic acid hydrogel composites: Preparation, biological and mechanical characterization (pages 699–706)

      Filippo Renò, Fabio Carniato, Manuela Rizzi, Leonardo Marchese, Michele Laus and Diego Antonioli

      Version of Record online: 23 NOV 2012 | DOI: 10.1002/app.38789

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    11. Modification of tricomponent and dicomponent poly(ε-caprolactone)-co-poly(ethylene glycol) with methotrexate and folic acid (pages 721–734)

      Ousanee Issarachot, Jiraphong Suksiriworapong, Kittisak Sripha and Varaporn Buraphacheep Junyaprasert

      Version of Record online: 26 NOV 2012 | DOI: 10.1002/app.38781

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    12. Study on poly(D,L-lactic) microspheres embedded in calcium alginate hydrogel beads as dual drug delivery systems (pages 767–772)

      Dagen Zhong, Zonghua Liu, Shasha Xie, Wei Zhang, Yuanming Zhang and Wei Xue

      Version of Record online: 27 NOV 2012 | DOI: 10.1002/app.38797

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    13. Design of vascular prostheses by melt electrospinning—structural characterizations (pages 779–792)

      Olga Mazalevska, Marcin Henryk Struszczyk and Izabella Krucinska

      Version of Record online: 3 DEC 2012 | DOI: 10.1002/app.38818

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    14. Development of olive oil based organogels using sorbitan monopalmitate and sorbitan monostearate: A comparative study (pages 793–805)

      Dipak K. Shah, Sai S. Sagiri, B. Behera, Kunal Pal and Krishna Pramanik

      Version of Record online: 12 DEC 2012 | DOI: 10.1002/app.38834

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    15. Preparation of thiolated polyvinyl alcohol hydrogels (pages 815–821)

      Bhuvanesh Gupta, Sadiya Anjum and Saiqa Ikram

      Version of Record online: 15 DEC 2012 | DOI: 10.1002/app.38856

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    16. Effects of the hydrophobization on chitosan–insulin nanoparticles obtained by an alkylation reaction on chitosan (pages 822–834)

      Emmanuel Robles, Eva Villar, Manuel Alatorre-Meda, María. G. Burboa, Miguel A. Valdez, Pablo Taboada and Víctor Mosquera

      Version of Record online: 15 DEC 2012 | DOI: 10.1002/app.38870

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    17. Formulation of pH-responsive carboxymethyl chitosan and alginate beads for the oral delivery of insulin (pages 835–845)

      Piyasi Mukhopadhyay, Kishor Sarkar, Shweta Soam and P. P. Kundu

      Version of Record online: 18 DEC 2012 | DOI: 10.1002/app.38814

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    18. Environmental pH-responsive fluorescent PEG-polyurethane for potential optical imaging (pages 846–852)

      Hong Yu Yang, Xiu Mei Zhang, Li Jie Duan, Ming Yao Zhang, Guang Hui Gao and Hui Xuan Zhang

      Version of Record online: 19 DEC 2012 | DOI: 10.1002/app.38880

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    19. Study on the effect of plasma treatment of woven polyester fabrics with respect to nisin adsorption and antibacterial activity (pages 866–873)

      Ahmed Kerkeni, Nemeshwaree Behary, Pascal Dhulster, Nour-Eddine Chihib and Anne Perwuelz

      Version of Record online: 24 DEC 2012 | DOI: 10.1002/app.38884

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    20. Silicone rubber films modified by ethylenoxy moieties: Characterization and drug delivery properties (pages 874–883)

      Dimitrios N. Soulas, Kyriaki G. Papadokostaki and Merope Sanopoulou

      Version of Record online: 3 JAN 2013 | DOI: 10.1002/app.38711

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    21. Antibacterial and anticoagulation properties of polyethylene/geneO-MPC nanocomposites (pages 884–891)

      Suxing Jin, Dong Xu, Ninglin Zhou, Jiang Yuan and Jian Shen

      Version of Record online: 3 JAN 2013 | DOI: 10.1002/app.38708

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    22. In situ synthesis of nano silver on polyester using NaOH/Nano TiO2 (pages 892–900)

      Vida Allahyarzadeh, Majid Montazer, Nahid Hemmati Nejad and Nasrin Samadi

      Version of Record online: 3 JAN 2013 | DOI: 10.1002/app.38907

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    23. Novel atmospheric plasma enhanced chitosan nanofiber/gauze composite wound dressings (pages 916–923)

      Rupesh Nawalakhe, Quan Shi, Narendiran Vitchuli, Jesse Noar, Jane M. Caldwell, Frederick Breidt, Mohamed A. Bourham, Xiangwu Zhang and Marian G. McCord

      Version of Record online: 25 FEB 2013 | DOI: 10.1002/app.38804

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