Biodegradable and Biocompatible Poly(Ethylene Glycol)-based Hydrogel Films for the Regeneration of Corneal Endothelium
Berkay Ozcelik, Karl D Brown, Anton Blencowe, Katharina Ladewig, Geoffrey W Stevens, Jean-Pierre Y Scheerlinck, Keren Abberton, Mark Daniell, Greg G Qiao
Advanced Healthcare Materials | WILEY | Published : 2014
Awarded by Australian Research Council
The authors acknowledge the Ophthalmic Research Institute of Australia (ORIA) for funding, Melbourne Materials Institute (MMI, The University of Melbourne) for funding through Interdisciplinary Seed Funding (IDSF), A/Prof. Andrea O'Connor (Department of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering, The University of Melbourne) for use of facilities, Faculty of Veterinary Science, The University of Melbourne, for veterinary care of animals, Prof. Ken Ghiggino and Mr. Hamish Graham (Department of Chemistry, The University of Melbourne) for assistance with spectral reflectance analysis, Ms. Sioe See Volaric and Dr. Alex Duan (Department of Chemistry, The University of Melbourne) for assistance with ATR-IR spectroscopy, Roger Curtain (Advanced Microscopy Facility, Bio21) for assistance with Enviro-SEM imaging, Ms. Adrienne Mackey (Lions Eye Donation Service Melbourne) for determination of sheep CEC density in vivo, and Prof. Penny McKelvie from St. Vincent's Hospital Pathology, Melbourne for histology of the in vivo studies. The Centre for Eye Research Australia and the O'Brien Institute receive Operational Infrastructure Support from the Victorian Government. G. G. Q. and K. L. also acknowledge funding received from the Australian Research Council in the form of Future and Super Science Fellowships (FT110100411 and FS110200025), respectively.