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Photo Cross-linkable Biopolymers for Cornea Tissue Healing

Author(s):

Negar Nozari, Esmaeil Biazar*, Mahshad Kamalvand, Saeed Heidari Keshel and Shervin Shirinbakhsh  

Abstract:


Light can act as an effective and strong agent for the cross-linking of biomaterials and tissues and is recognized as a safe substitute for chemical cross-linkers to modify mechanical and physical properties and promote biocompatibility. This review focuses on the research about cross-linked biomaterials with different radiation sources such as Laser or Ultraviolet (UV) that can be applied as scaffolds, controlled release systems, and tissue adhesives for cornea healing and tissue regeneration.

Keywords:

Cornea, Photo-crosslinking, Tissue adhesives, Control Release, Tissue engineering.

Affiliation:

Tissue Engineering Group, Department of Biomaterials Engineering, Tonekabon Branch, Islamic Azad University, Tonekabon, Tissue Engineering Group, Department of Biomaterials Engineering, Tonekabon Branch, Islamic Azad University, Tonekabon, Tissue Engineering Group, Department of Biomaterials Engineering, Tonekabon Branch, Islamic Azad University, Tonekabon, Department of Tissue Engineering and Applied Cell Sciences, School of Advanced Technologies in Medicine, Shahid Beheshti University of Medical Sciences, Tehran, Tissue Engineering Group, Department of Biomaterials Engineering, Tonekabon Branch, Islamic Azad University, Tonekabon



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