Categories
News Publications

Analysis Using Size Exclusion Chromatography of poly(N-isopropyl acrylamide) using Methanol as an Eluent

An advanced proof of our latest work has just gone live at Science Direct where it can be read in advance of final corrections. This work, carried out by Thomas Swift, Richard Hoskins, Richard Telford, David Pownell, Richard Plenderleith and Stephen Rimmer outlines a dual approach to preparing brand new chromatography techniques for characterising polymers.

Categories
News Publications

Core(polystyrene)-shell(poly(glycerol mono-methacrylate)) particles

An advanced proof of our latest paper is available online at an ACS journal Applied Materials and Interfaces. This work, titled ‘Core(polystyrene)-shell(poly(glycerol mono-methacrylate)) particles) can be found here.

Categories
Publications

Poly(n-butyl Methacrylate) with Primary Amine End Groups for Supporting Cell Adhesion and Proliferation of Renal Epithelial Cells

A brand new piece of research has just been accepted for publication in the Taylor and Francis published ‘International Journal of Polymeric Materials and Polymeric Biomaterials’. This work, titled ‘Poly(n-butyl Methacrylate) with Primary Amine End Groups for Supporting Cell Adhesion and Proliferation of Renal Epithelial Cells’ can be found here.

Categories
Publications

Paper: Ex vivo rabbit and human corneas as models for bacterial and fungal keratitis

Our collaborators in Sheffield have published a paper on using rabbit and human corneas as models for bacterial colonisation. This is very important, relevant work developed on a project in collaboration with the polymer biomaterials group and we will be using in future work. The paper is written by Abigail Pinnock, with Stephen Rimmer, Ian Douglas and Sheila MacNeil as co-authors.

The full paper can be found here.

Categories
Publications

Physicochemical and Antibacterial Characterization of a Novel Fluorapatite Coating

A new paper by Dr Katsikogianni has just been published in ACS Omega, written with colleagues at the University of Leeds and Michigan. The paper outlines antibacterial properties in a fluorapatite coating and can be found at the ACS Omega site here.

Categories
News Publications

pH Responsive Highly Branched Poly(N-isopropylacrylamide) with Trihistidine or Acid Chain Ends

We’re delighted to confirm our latest publication with RSC Advances is now available online. This paper, published by Thomas Swift, James Lapworth, Kathryn Swindells, Linda Swanson and Stephen Rimmer concerns using two fluorescence labels to track the swelling / collapse of a highly branched polymer with changing charge density at the chain ends.

Categories
Publications

Article: Effective Role of Magnetic Core-Shell Nanocomposites in Removing Organic Wastes from Water

We’re delighted to note an article has been published from our collaborators at Dhofur University, Abdul Wali Khan University Mardan and the University of Sheffield published in the journal ‘Recent Patents on Nanotechnology’.

Categories
News Publications

The pH-responsive behaviour of poly(acrylic acid) in aqueous solution is dependent on molar mass

Live today our latest research, carried out in collaboration with Sheffield Professor of Physics Mark Geoghegan, is published with the RSC Journal Soft Matter. This paper outlines how even the simplest ‘smart’ polymer model shows unusual and unobserved behaviour despite the maturity of the field.

Categories
Publications

Publication: Collagen – poly(N-isopropylacrylamide) hydrogels with tunable properties

Our colleague Amanda Barnes, now at the University of York, has recently published a paper demonstrating the incorporation of poly(NIPAM) into collagen hydrogels. The paper has just been accepted at Biomacromolecules.

Categories
Publications

Paper: Separating topographical and chemical analysis of nanostructure of polymer composite in low voltage SEM

We have collaborated on a paper published by our colleagues at the Department of Engineering, University of Sheffield, regarding the use of SEM to study polymer composites. The paper is available at the Institute of Physics website as part of their journal of physics conference series.

Categories
Publications

Paper: Arginine-Glycine-Aspartic acid Functional Branched Semi-Interpenetrating Hydrogels

Announced today the Royal Society of Chemistry have accepted another manuscript by Richard Plenderleith, Chris Pateman, C Rodenburg, John Haycock, Fredereick Clayssens, Chris Sammon and Stephen Rimmer. Titled ‘Arginine-Glycine-Aspartic acid Functional Branched Semi-Interpenetrating Hydrogels’ it shows manufacturable cell-adhesive materials formed from semi-interpenetrating networks.

Categories
Publications

Article: The Use of Silicone Adhesives for Scar Reduction

Congratulations again to group members Simon Finnegan and Kathryn Murray, who have co-authored with Steven Percival, Ben Bleasdale and Sean Kelly an article on Silicone Adhesives to reduce scar reduction.

Categories
Publications

Article: An Antimicrobial and Antibiofilm Agent for Use in Wound Care

Congratulations to group member Simon Finnegan who has co-authored an article in the journal ‘Advances in Woundcare’ with Scapa Healthcare collaborator Steven Percival. The article ‘EDTA: An Antimicrobial and Antibiofilm Agent for Use in Wound Care’ is available online ahead of its print date this November.

Categories
Publications

Thermo-responsive microcarriers base on poly(N-isopropylacrylamide)

Our colleagues at the University of Oxford have collaborated with Stephen Rimmer to publish a new review on the use of Poly(N-isopropylacrylamides) as microcarriers for cell culture systems.

Categories
News Publications

Measuring poly(acrylamide) flocculants in fresh water using inter-polymer complex formation

Announced today the Royal Society of Chemistry have accepted another manuscript by Thomas Swift, Linda Swanson, Andrew Bretherick (from SNF (UK) Ltd) and Stephen Rimmer. Titled ‘Measuring poly(acrylamide) flocculants in fresh water using inter-polymer complex formation’ this follows our recent communication about the use of fluorescence PAA as a polymer probe and demonstrates it’s use in several industrial fresh water flocculation plants around the UK.