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Emerging concepts of laser-activated nanoparticles for tissue bonding

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Paolo Matteini, Fulvio Ratto, Francesca Rossi, Roberto Pini

Institute of Applied Physics “Nello Carrara,” Italian National Research Council, via Madonna del Piano, 10-50019 Sesto Fiorentino, Italy

J. Biomed. Opt. 17(1), 010701 (Jan 19, 2012). doi:10.1117/1.JBO.17.1.010701
History: Received August 8, 2011; Revised October 25, 2011; Accepted December 1, 2011
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Abstract.  We report recent achievements and future perspectives of minimally invasive bonding of biological tissues triggered by laser light. In particular, we review new advancements in the biomedical exploitation of near-infrared absorbing gold nanoparticles as an original solution for the photothermal closure of surgical incisions. Advanced concepts of laser tissue bonding involving the application of hybrid nanocomposites obtained by inclusion of nanochromophores into biopolymer scaffolds are also introduced. The perspectives of tissue bonding are discussed in the following aspects: (1) tissue bonding with highly-stabilized nanochromophores, (2) enhanced tissue bonding with patterned nanocomposites, (3) real-time monitoring of temperature distributions, (4) tracking of tissue regeneration based on the optical resonances of gold nanoparticles.

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Paolo Matteini ; Fulvio Ratto ; Francesca Rossi and Roberto Pini
"Emerging concepts of laser-activated nanoparticles for tissue bonding", J. Biomed. Opt. 17(1), 010701 (Jan 19, 2012). ; http://dx.doi.org/10.1117/1.JBO.17.1.010701


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