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See detailProtective effect of a new biomaterial against the development of experimental osteoarthritis lesions in rabbit: a pilot study evaluating the intra-articular injection of alginate-chitosan beads dispersed in an hydrogel.
Oprenyeszk, Frédéric ULg; Chausson, Mickael; Maquet, Véronique et al

in Osteoarthritis and Cartilage (2013), 21(8), 1099-1107

Objective: This study aimed to evaluate the structural benefit of a new biomaterial composed of alginate-chitosan (AC) beads dispersed in an hydrogel (H) derived from chitosan on the development of ... [more ▼]

Objective: This study aimed to evaluate the structural benefit of a new biomaterial composed of alginate-chitosan (AC) beads dispersed in an hydrogel (H) derived from chitosan on the development of osteoarthritis (OA) in rabbit. Design: OA was induced by the surgical transection of the anterior cruciate ligament in rabbits. Animals received a single intra-articular injection (900 μl) of AC beads in H hydrogel, H hydrogel alone or saline one week after surgery. OA development was followed by X-rays. Blood samples were collected throughout the study to measure biological markers (PGE2 and CRP). Macroscopic observation and histological evaluation of articular cartilage and synovial membrane were performed 6 weeks after surgery. Results: AC beads in H hydrogel prevented from the development of OA based on the reduction of the Kellgren & Lawrence (K&L) score. It also significantly reduced the histological score of cartilage lesion severity. This effect was homogenous on every joint compartment. It was due to a significant effect on cartilage structure and cellularity scores. The injection of AC beads in H hydrogel also tended to reduce the synovial membrane inflammation. No significant variation of biological markers was noted. Conclusions: The present pilot study provides interesting and promising results for the use of AC beads in H hydrogel in animal. It indeed prevented the development of OA cartilage lesions without inflammatory signs. The potencies of this biomaterial to protect OA joint should be further documented. It could then represent a new alternative for viscosupplementation in human OA management. [less ▲]

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See detailThe intra-articular injection of a new chitosan biomaterial prevents the progression of osteoarthritis in ACLT rabbit model
Oprenyeszk, Frédéric ULg; Chausson, Mickael; Maquet, Véronique et al

in Osteoarthritis and Cartilage (2013, April), 21(Supplement April 2013), 69

Purpose To evaluate the effects of a single intra-articular injection of a new biomaterial consisting in a mix of alginate-chitosan (AC) beads and a viscous thermogelling chitosan-based (H) hydrogel on ... [more ▼]

Purpose To evaluate the effects of a single intra-articular injection of a new biomaterial consisting in a mix of alginate-chitosan (AC) beads and a viscous thermogelling chitosan-based (H) hydrogel on cartilage lesion in osteoarthritis (OA) rabbit model. These effects were compared to those obtained with the intra-articular injection of either chitosan-based (H) hydrogel without the AC bead or saline solution. Methods OA was surgically induced by the transection of the anterior cruciate ligament (ACLT) in HYLA albino rabbits. One week after surgery, animals were randomly divided into 3 groups: group I (n=7): mix of AC beads and H hydrogel; group II (n=7): H hydrogel alone; group III (n=7): saline solution (control). The treatments (900 µl) were injected intra-articularly. X-rays from the right knee were performed before surgery, at the time of injection and at sacrifice. The standard radiographs were acquired in extension and scored by the Kellgren and Lawrence (K&L) scale. After 6 weeks, animals were euthanized and the right joint was dissected. The macroscopic evaluation of cartilage from femoral condyles and tibial plateaus stained with India ink was done. Histological sections stained with Safranine-O/fast green from bearing areas of each compartment were evaluated according to the OARSI histological score. Briefly, the evaluation considered: staining of the cartilage matrix (0-6), cartilage structure (0-11), chondrocyte density (0-4) and cluster formation (0-3), where 0 represented a normal situation and 24 points the maximum severity score. Blood samples were collected the day of injection and prior the sacrifice. Prostaglandin E2 (PGE2) and C-reactive protein (CRP) were measured in serum using immunoassays. Results The X-rays analysis showed a significant decrease (p <0.05) of the K&L score in group I (AC beads and H hydrogel; 1.5 ± 0.2) compared with group II (H hydrogel; 2.2 ± 0.5) and group III (saline solution; 3.0 ± 0.4). The size and the severity of the macroscopic OA cartilage lesion tended to decrease in group I compared to the other groups. The histological global score that refers to all compartments of the knee joint was significantly decreased in group I (11.0 ± 0.7) compared to group II (14.4 ± 0.6, p <0.01) and group III (14.8 ± 0.6, p <0.001). No significant variation of PGE2 and CRP serum levels were observed in each after 6 weeks follow-up whatever the treatment injected. Conclusions This study showed that a biphasic hydrogel composed by AC beads and H hydrogel prevented OA in rabbit with ACL transection. This effect was not observed with the hydrogel alone, suggesting that AC beads play a role in joint protection. The preventive effect was observed in all joint compartments indicating a global protective effect of this new viscosupplementation. [less ▲]

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See detailAlginate-chitosan hydrogel beads decrease inflammatory and anabolic mediators produced by human chondrocytes
Oprenyeszk, Frédéric ULg; Sanchez, Christelle ULg; Dubuc, Jean-Emile et al

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Introduction Osteoarthritis (OA) is the most prevalent arthritic disease. It is characterized by the degradation of articular cartilage accompanied by the inflammation of the synovial membrane and ... [more ▼]

Introduction Osteoarthritis (OA) is the most prevalent arthritic disease. It is characterized by the degradation of articular cartilage accompanied by the inflammation of the synovial membrane and sclerosis of subchondral bone. OA produces pain and loss of joint function. Today, there is no treatment to cure OA or to delay effectively its progression. Current treatments are mainly based on alleviation of painful symptoms but are unable to restore the cartilage. The development of new scaffold for tissue engineering is a promising approach. Herein, we report the effects of alginate-chitosan hydrogel (AC) beads on the metabolism of chondrocytes. Materials and Methods Human chondrocytes were isolated from OA cartilage and cultured either in AC beads or in alginate (A) beads. AC beads were prepared using chitosan (KiOmedine-CsU ultra-pure chitosan from KitoZyme, Herstal, Belgium) and alginate. The two polymer solutions were prepared separately before being mixed together. Cells were added to the polymer mixture and the cell-containing beads prepared by precipitation in a calcium chloride solution. The chondrocytes embedded in the beads were then cultured in a well defined culture medium for up to 28 days. Cell viability was determined by quantifying the release of lactate deshydrogenase (LDH) in the culture supernatant. Interleukin (IL)-6 and -8, prostaglandin E2 (PGE2), matrix metalloprotease (MMP)-3 and aggrecan were measured by specific ELISA. Finally, nitric oxide (NO) was measured by the Griess reaction. Results Histological analysis of AC beads showed chondrocytes in contact with chitosan trabeculae that were homogeneously distributed in the alginate matrix. LDH level remained below the limit of detection over the culture duration suggesting that AC had no cytotoxic effect. By comparison with culture in A beads, chondrocytes in AC beads produced significantly higher amounts of aggrecan but lowered the levels of MMP-3, NO, IL-6, IL-8 and PGE2. Discussion The contact between cells and AC beads components led us to hypothesize that chitosan has beneficial effects such as anti-inflammatory, anti-catabolic and stimulating effects on cartilage matrix components. Conclusion These particular effects indicate that AC beads are potentially new carriers for cell transplantation, particularly to repair cartilage defects. They could be further developed under various formulations, such as microbeads in combination with hydrogel for efficient viscossuplementation. [less ▲]

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See detailAdvances in biomaterials to repair cartilage
Maquet, Véronique; Chausson, Mickael; Gautier, Sandrine et al

Conference (2012, April 19)

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See detailL'injection intra-articulaire d'un biomatériau à base de chitosane prévient la progression de l'arthrose expérimentale induite par section du ligament croisé chez le lapin
Oprenyeszk, Frédéric ULg; Chausson, Mickael; Maquet, Véronique et al

in Revue du Rhumatisme (2012), 79(1), 108-109

Introduction La viscosupplémentation par injection intra-articulaire d’acide hyaluronique est recommandée dans le traitement de l’arthrose. Cependant, l’acide hyaluronique a une faible rémanence ... [more ▼]

Introduction La viscosupplémentation par injection intra-articulaire d’acide hyaluronique est recommandée dans le traitement de l’arthrose. Cependant, l’acide hyaluronique a une faible rémanence articulaire, ce qui limite son efficacité dans le temps. Dans ce travail, nous avons testé un nouveau biomatériau formé par le mélange de billes d’alginate-chitosane (AC) associées à un hydrogel visqueux synthétisé au départ de chitosane (H). Ce nouveau biomatériau breveté offre de nombreux avantages :1) biocompatible et non toxique, 2) composé exclusivement au départ de biopolymères d’origine non animale (chitosane et alginate), 3) les billes qui le composent sont élastiques, déformables et exercent un effet anti-inflammatoire et anti-catabolique sur les chondrocytes. Matériels et Méthodes L’arthrose a été induite chez le lapin HYLA albinos par la section du ligament croisé antérieur (LCA). Une semaine après l’intervention chirurgicale, les lapins ont été répartis dans trois groupes expérimentaux et ont bénéficié d’une injection intra-articulaire (900µl) des traitements suivants : billes AC associées à un hydrogel H (Groupe I ; n=7) ; hydrogel H seul (Groupe II ; n = 7) ; liquide physiologique (Groupe III ; n = 7). Des radiographies standards du genou en extension ont été réalisées avant l’intervention et pendant six semaines après l’intervention à raison d’une radiographie par semaine. Après 6 semaines de traitement, les animaux ont été euthanasiés et l’articulation prélevée. Une étude macroscopique du cartilage coloré à l’encre de Chine a été réalisée. Des coupes histologiques colorées à la Safranine-O/fast green provenant des zones portantes dans chaque compartiment ont été évaluées selon le score histologique de l’OARSI (Laverty et al., 2010). Résultats L’analyse des clichés radiologiques montrait une diminution significative (p<0,05) des signes radiologiques d’arthrose après 6 semaines dans le groupe I (billes AC + hydrogel H; 1,57 ± 0,2) en comparaison avec les groupe II (hydrogel H; 2,16 ± 0,47) et III (liquide physiologique ; 3,0 ± 0,43). La macroscopie révélait une tendance à l’amélioration de la taille et du grade des lésions dans le groupe I. La sévérité des lésions histologiques étaient significativement diminuée dans le groupe I (10,98 ± 0,72) par rapport au groupe II (14,43 ± 0,57 ; p<0,01) et au groupe III (14,79 ± 0,62 ; p<0,001). Cet effet était visible au niveau des condyles fémoraux et des plateaux tibiaux. Discussion L’injection intra-articulaire du mélange bille AC + hydrogel H est plus efficace que l’hydrogel H seul, ce qui suggère que les billes AC jouent un rôle dans l’efficacité de ce nouveau traitement. Cette nouvelle formulation pourrait être utilisée pour le traitement par viscosupplémentation de l’arthrose chez l’homme. Conclusion Le nouveau biomatériau formé par le mélange de billes AC et d’un hydrogel visqueux à base de chitosane prévient la progression de l’arthrose chez le lapin. [less ▲]

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See detailLes billes alginate-chitosane : un nouveau biomatériau pour la réparation des lésions du cartilage
Oprenyeszk, Frédéric ULg; Sanchez, Christelle ULg; Dubuc, Jean-Emile et al

in Revue du Rhumatisme (2011), 78(suppl 5), 129-130

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See detailNew alginate-chitosan hydrogel beads with anti-inflammatory and anabolic effects on human chondrocytes
Oprenyeszk, Frédéric ULg; Sanchez, Christelle ULg; Dubuc, Jean-Emile et al

in Arthritis and Rheumatism (2011), 63(10), 697

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See detailNew alginate-chitosan hydrogel beads with anti-inflammatory and anabolic effects on human chondrocytes
Oprenyeszk, Frédéric ULg; Mathy, Marianne ULg; Sanchez, Christelle ULg et al

in Osteoarthritis and Cartilage (2011), 19(Suppl 1), 222

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See detailDevelopment of a procedure to simultaneously isolate RNA, DNA, and proteins from characterizing cells invading or cultured on chitosan scaffolds.
Tchemtchoua Tateu, Victor ULg; Atanasova, Ganka; Aqil, Abdelhafid ULg et al

in Analytical Biochemistry (2009), 393(1), 145-7

For many years, chitosan and its derivatives have been considered to be promising biomaterials for tissue engineering and repair. However, information regarding their biological effect on cell phenotype ... [more ▼]

For many years, chitosan and its derivatives have been considered to be promising biomaterials for tissue engineering and repair. However, information regarding their biological effect on cell phenotype is usually limited to evaluation of cell proliferation and survival, overlooking proteomic and transcriptomic analysis. This is largely related to the lack of efficient and quantitative procedures for protein and nucleic acid purification from cells cultured on, or inside, chitosan scaffold. Here we describe an ultracentrifugation procedure enabling the simultaneous and quantitative recovery of high quality RNA, DNA and proteins from cells growing in close contact of biomaterial matrices containing chitosan. [less ▲]

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See detailControlled release of drugs from multi-component biomaterials
Zalfen, Alina ULg; Nizet, D.; Jérôme, Christine ULg et al

in Acta Biomaterialia (2008), 4(6), 1788-1796

In order to control their release, drugs are encapsulated into systems which are expected to provide a certain site with a predetermined amount of drug over a well-defined period of time. Here we report ... [more ▼]

In order to control their release, drugs are encapsulated into systems which are expected to provide a certain site with a predetermined amount of drug over a well-defined period of time. Here we report on a multi-component drug delivery biomaterial that consists of a hydrogel matrix in which drug-loaded biodegradable microcarriers are dispersed, and whose potential applications could be found in the design of implantable devices with long-term activity, as required by contraceptive and hormone replacement treatments. The release profile of the drug can actually be tuned by the complex interplay of several release mechanisms, including the permeability and eventually the degradation rate of the microcarriers and the diffusion through the hydrogel. The hydrogel consisted of 2-hydroxyethyl methacrylate cross-linked by ethylene glycol dimethacrylate. The microcarriers were biodegradable poly-ε-caprolactone (PCL) microspheres in which active molecules, such as levonorgestrel (LNG), were encapsulated. The hydrogels were characterized by water swelling, thermal properties, LNG diffusion through drug-free and drug-depleted hydrogel membranes and LNG release from devices with drug dispersed in the hydrogel. The PCL microspheres were observed by scanning electron microscopy; their size distribution, LNG loading and release were also investigated. The hydrogel-microsphere assemblies were characterized in terms of the distribution of the microspheres within the hydrogel, water swelling and the release of the encapsulated molecules. The developed device, due to its composite structure, has the ability to combine several release mechanisms, leading to drug release obeying zero-order kinetics for most of the time. [less ▲]

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See detailActive Substance Delivery System Comprising A Hydrogel Matrix And Microcarriers
Maquet, Véronique; Pagnoulle, Christophe; Evrard, Brigitte ULg et al

Patent (2008)

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See detailControlled release of drugs from an original multi-component device
Nizet, dominique; Zalfen, Alina; Collard, Laurence ULg et al

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See detailControlled release of drugs from an original multi-component device
Nizet, Dominique; Zalfen, Alina; Collard, Laurence ULg et al

Poster (2007)

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See detailOlfactory ensheathing cells, olfactory nerve fibroblasts and biomatrices to promote long-distance axon regrowth and functional recovery in the dorsally hemisected adult rat spinal cord
Deumens, R.; Koopmans, G. C.; Honig, W. M. M. et al

in Experimental Neurology (2006), 200(1), 89-103

Cellular transplantation, including olfactory ensheathing cells (OEC) and olfactory nerve fibroblasts (ONF), after experimental spinal cord injury in the rat has previously resulted in regrowth of severed ... [more ▼]

Cellular transplantation, including olfactory ensheathing cells (OEC) and olfactory nerve fibroblasts (ONF), after experimental spinal cord injury in the rat has previously resulted in regrowth of severed corticospinal (CS) axons across small lesion gaps and partial functional recovery. In order to stimulate CS axon regrowth across large lesion gaps, we used a multifactorial transplantation strategy to create an OEC/ONF continuum in spinal cords with a 2-mm-long dorsal hemisection lesion gap. This strategy involved the use of aligned OEG/ONF-poly(D,L)-lactide biomatrix bridges within the lesion gap and OEC/ONF injections at I mm rostral and caudal to the lesion gap. In order to test the effects of this complete strategy, control animals only received injections with culture medium rostral and caudal to the lesion gap. Anatomically, our multifactorial intervention resulted in an enhanced presence of injured CS axons directly rostral to the lesion gap (65.0 +/- 12.8% in transplanted animals versus 13.1 +/- 3.9% in control animals). No regrowth of these axons was observed through the lesion site, which may be related to a lack of OEC/ONF survival on the biomatrices. Furthermore, a 10-fold increase of neurofilament-positive axon ingrowth into the lesion site as compared to untreated control animals was observed. With the use of quantitative gait analysis, a modest recovery in stride length and swing speed of the hind limbs was observed. Although multifactorial strategies may be needed to stimulate repair of large spinal lesion gaps, we conclude that the combined use of OEC/ONF and poly(D,L)-lactide biomatrices is rather limited. [less ▲]

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See detailPoly(D,L-lactide) (PDLLA) foams with TiO2 nanoparticles and PDLLA/TiO2-Bioglass (R) foam composites for tissue engineering scaffolds
Boccaccini, Aldo R.; Blaker, Jonny J.; Maquet, Véronique et al

in Journal of Materials Science (2006), 41(13), 3999-4008

Porous poly(D,L-lactide) PDLLA foams containing 0, 5 and 20 wt% of TiO2 nanoparticles were fabricated and characterised. The addition of Bioglassg particles was also studied in a composite containing 5 wt ... [more ▼]

Porous poly(D,L-lactide) PDLLA foams containing 0, 5 and 20 wt% of TiO2 nanoparticles were fabricated and characterised. The addition of Bioglassg particles was also studied in a composite containing 5 wt% of Bioglass(R) particles and 20 wt% of TiO2 nanoparticles. The microstructure of the four different foam types was characterised using scanning electron microscopy (SEM) and their mechanical properties assessed by quasi-static compression testing. The in vitro behaviour of the foams was studied in simulated body fluid (SBF) at three different time points: 3, 21 and 28 days. The degradation of the samples was characterised quantitatively by measuring the water absorption and weight loss as a function of immersion time in SBE The bioactivity of the foams was characterised by observing hydroxyapatite (HA) formation after 21 days of immersion in SBF using SEM and confirmed with X-ray diffraction (XRD) analysis. It was found that the amount of HA was dependent on the distribution of TiO2 nanoparticles and on the presence of Bioglassg in the foam samples. (c) 2006 Springer Science + Business Media, Inc. [less ▲]

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See detailLimitations in transplantation of astroglia-biomatrix bridges to stimulate corticospinal axon regrowth across large spinal lesion gaps
Deumens, Ronald; Koopmans, Guido C; Honig, Wiel MM et al

in Neuroscience Letters (2006), 400(3), 208-212

Regrowth of injured axons across rather small spinal cord lesion gaps and subsequent functional recovery has been obtained after many interventions. Long-distance regeneration of injured axons across ... [more ▼]

Regrowth of injured axons across rather small spinal cord lesion gaps and subsequent functional recovery has been obtained after many interventions. Long-distance regeneration of injured axons across clinically relevant large spinal lesion gaps is relatively unexplored. Here, we aimed at stimulating long-distance regrowth of the injured corticospinal (CS) tract. During development, an oriented framework of immature astrocytes is important for correct CS axon outgrowth. Furthermore, a continuous growth promoting substrate may be needed to maintain a CS axon regrowth response across relatively large spinal lesion gaps. Hence, we acutely transplanted poly(D,L)-lactide matrices, which after seeded with immature astrocytes render aligned astrocyte-biomatrix complexes (R. Deumens, et al. Alignment of glial cells stimulates directional neurite growth of CNS neurons in vitro. Neuroscience 125 (3) (2004) 591-604), into 2-mm long dorsal hemisection lesion gaps. In order to create a growth promoting continuum, astrocyte suspensions were also injected rostral and caudal to the lesion gap. During 2 months, locomotion was continuously monitored. Histological analysis showed that astrocytes injected into host spinal tissue survived, but did not migrate. None of the astrocytes on the biomatrices survived within the lesion gap. BDA-labeled CS axons did not penetrate the graft. However, directly rostral to the lesion gap, 120.9 +/- 38.5% of the BDA-labeled CS axons were present in contrast to 12.8 +/- 3.9% in untreated control animals. The observed anatomical changes were not accompanied by locomotor improvements as analyzed with the BBB and CatWalk. We conclude that although multifactorial strategies may be needed to stimulate long-distance CS axon regrowth, future studies should focus on enhancing the viability of cell/biomatrix complexes within large spinal lesion gaps. [less ▲]

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See detailChronically injured corticospinal axons do not cross large spinal lesion gaps after a multifactorial transplantation strategy using olfactory ensheathing cell/olfactory nerve fibroblast-biomatrix bridges
Deumens, R.; Koopmans, G. C.; Honig, W. M. M. et al

in Journal of Neuroscience Research (2006), 83(5), 811-820

Transplantation of mixed cultures containing olfactory ensheathing cell (OEC) and olfactory nerve fibroblasts (ONF) has been shown to stimulate regrowth of both acutely and chronically injured ... [more ▼]

Transplantation of mixed cultures containing olfactory ensheathing cell (OEC) and olfactory nerve fibroblasts (ONF) has been shown to stimulate regrowth of both acutely and chronically injured corticospinal (CS) axons across small spinal cord lesion gaps. Here, we used a multifactorial transplantation strategy to stimulate regrowth of chronically injured CS axons across large spinal cord lesion gaps. This strategy combined the transplantation of aligned OEC/ONF-biomatrix complexes, as described previously (Deumens et al. [2004] Neuroscience 125:591-604), within the lesion gap with additional OEC/ONF injections rostral and caudal to the lesion site. We show an enhanced presence of injured CS axons directly rostral to the lesion gap, with no effects on injured CS axons at or caudal to the lesion gap. Furthermore, injured CS axons did not penetrate the OEC/ONF-biomatrix complex within the lesion gap. The enhanced presence of CS axons rostral to the lesion gap was not accompanied by any recovery of behavioral parameters assessed with the BBB locomotor rating scale or CatWalk gait analysis. We conclude that our multifactorial transplantation strategy should be optimized to create an OEC/ONF continuum in the injured spinal cord and thereby stimulate regrowth of injured CS axons across large spinal lesion gaps. [less ▲]

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See detailSurface modification of metallic cardiovascular stents by strongly adhering aliphatic polyester coatings
Jérôme, Christine ULg; Aqil, Abdelhafid ULg; Voccia, Samuel et al

in Journal of Biomedical Materials Research, Part A (2006), 76(3), 521-529

This article reports on a novel two-step strategy for the coating of cardiovascular stents by strongly adhering biocompatible and biodegradable aliphatic polyesters. First, a precoating of poly ... [more ▼]

This article reports on a novel two-step strategy for the coating of cardiovascular stents by strongly adhering biocompatible and biodegradable aliphatic polyesters. First, a precoating of poly(ethylacrylate) (PEA) was electrografted onto the metallic substrate by cathodic reduction of the parent monomer in dimethylformamide (DMF). The electrodeposition of PEA, in a good solvent of it, was confirmed by both Infra-red and Raman spectroscopies. The pendant ester groups of PEA were then chemically reduced into aluminum alkoxides, able to initiate the ring-opening polymerization (ROP) of either D,L-lactide (LA) or epsilon-caprolactone (CL). Growth of biodegradable PLA or PCL coatings from the adhering precoating was confirmed by both Infra-red and Raman spectroscopies, and directly observed by scanning electron microscopy (SEM). This type of coating can act as an anchoring layer for the subsequent casting of drug-loaded polyester films allowing the controlled release of antiproliferative agents for the treatment of in-stent restenosis. [less ▲]

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