Faculty Advisor

Jain, Anjana

Faculty Advisor

Zhou, Hong Susan

Abstract

An anti-inflammatory system was created to reduce the inflammation and fibrotic scarring caused by a subcutaneous biosensor. This system was comprised of Titania nanotubes, chitosan hydrogel, and drug-releasing nanoparticles, and was aimed at reducing the adhesion and activation of macrophages. Testing suggests that the system reduces macrophage activity, and therefore the subsequent fibrotic encapsulation, in comparison to Ti foil, TiO2 nanotubes, and chitosan hydrogel acting in isolation.

Publisher

Worcester Polytechnic Institute

Date Accepted

April 2013

Major

Biomedical Engineering

Project Type

Major Qualifying Project

Accessibility

Unrestricted

Advisor Department

Biomedical Engineering

Advisor Department

Chemical Engineering

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