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Fabrication of Human Keratinocyte Cell Clusters for Skin Graft Applications by Templating Water-in-Water Pickering Emulsions (2019)
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Celik, S., Dominici, S., Filby, B., Das, A., Madden, L., & Paunov, V. (2019). Fabrication of Human Keratinocyte Cell Clusters for Skin Graft Applications by Templating Water-in-Water Pickering Emulsions. Biomimetics, 4(3), https://doi.org/10.3390/biomimetics4030050

Most current methods for the preparation of tissue spheroids require complex materials, involve tedious physical steps and are generally not scalable. We report a novel alternative, which is both inexpensive and up-scalable, to produce large quantiti... Read More

Bioimprint aided cell recognition and depletion of human leukemic HL60 cells from peripheral blood (2019)
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Das, A. A., Medlock, J., Liang, H., Nees, D., Allsup, D. J., Madden, L. A., & Paunov, V. N. (2019). Bioimprint aided cell recognition and depletion of human leukemic HL60 cells from peripheral blood. Journal of materials chemistry B, Materials for biology and medicine /, 7(22), 3497-3504. https://doi.org/10.1039/c9tb00679f

We report a large scale preparation of bioimprints of layers of cultured human leukemic HL60 cells which can perform cell shape and size recognition from a mixture with peripheral blood mononuclear cells (PBMCs). We demonstrate that the bioimprint-ce... Read More

Boosting the antimicrobial action of vancomycin formulated in shellac nanoparticles of dual-surface functionality (2019)
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Al-Obaidy, S. S., Halbus, A. F., Greenway, G. M., & Paunov, V. N. (2019). Boosting the antimicrobial action of vancomycin formulated in shellac nanoparticles of dual-surface functionality. Journal of Materials Chemistry B, 7(19), 3119-3133. https://doi.org/10.1039/c8tb03102a

We report a strong amplification of the antimicrobial action of vancomycin (VCM) encapsulated in shellac nanoparticles (NPs) with dual surface functionalisation. These shellac nanocarriers for VCM were produced in two steps: (i) a pH drop from aqueou... Read More

Strongly Enhanced Antibacterial Action of Copper Oxide Nanoparticles with Boronic Acid Surface Functionality (2019)
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Halbus, A. F., Horozov, T. S., & Paunov, V. N. (2019). Strongly Enhanced Antibacterial Action of Copper Oxide Nanoparticles with Boronic Acid Surface Functionality. ACS applied materials & interfaces, 11(13), 12232-12243. https://doi.org/10.1021/acsami.8b21862

Copper oxide nanoparticles (CuONPs) have been widely recognized as good antimicrobial agents but are heavily regulated due to environmental concerns of their postuse. In this work, we have developed and tested a novel type of formulation for copper o... Read More

Dual-functionalised shellac nanocarriers give a super-boost of the antimicrobial action of berberine (2018)
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Al-Obaidy, S. S., Greenway, G. M., & Paunov, V. N. (2019). Dual-functionalised shellac nanocarriers give a super-boost of the antimicrobial action of berberine. Nanoscale advances, 1(2), 858-872. https://doi.org/10.1039/c8na00121a

We have developed highly efficient antimicrobial nanocarriers for berberine (BRB) based on shellac nanoparticles (NPs) which were surface-functionalised with a surface active polymer, Poloxamer 407 (P407), and the cationic surfactant octadecyltrimeth... Read More

Amplified antimicrobial action of chlorhexidine encapsulated in PDAC-functionalized acrylate copolymer nanogel carriers (2018)
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Al-Awady, M. J., Weldrick, P. J., Hardman, M. J., Greenway, G. M., & Paunov, V. N. (2018). Amplified antimicrobial action of chlorhexidine encapsulated in PDAC-functionalized acrylate copolymer nanogel carriers. Materials Chemistry Frontiers, 2(11), 2032-2044. https://doi.org/10.1039/c8qm00343b

We have developed and tested a novel functionalised nanocarrier for chlorhexidine (CHX) which provides a very strong enhancement of its antimicrobial action. The nanocarrier was based on lightly-cross-linked acrylate copolymer nanogel particles loade... Read More

High throughput fabrication of cell spheroids by templating water-in-water Pickering emulsions (2017)
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Das, A. A. K., Filby, B. W., Geddes, D. A., Legrande, D., & Paunov, V. N. (2017). High throughput fabrication of cell spheroids by templating water-in-water Pickering emulsions. Materials Horizons, 4(6), 1196-1200. https://doi.org/10.1039/c7mh00677b

© The Royal Society of Chemistry 2017. We report a simple technique for the high throughput generation of tissue spheroids based on the encapsulation of dispersed adherent cells in particle-stabilised water-in-water emulsions. We demonstrate cell enc... Read More

Hierarchically porous composites fabricated by hydrogel templating and viscous trapping techniques (2017)
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Thompson, B. R., Horozov, T. S., Stoyanov, S. D., & Paunov, V. N. (2018). Hierarchically porous composites fabricated by hydrogel templating and viscous trapping techniques. Materials & design, 137, 384-393. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.matdes.2017.10.046

© 2017 Elsevier Ltd Two methods for the preparation of hierarchically porous composites have been developed and explored. The first involved templating mixed slurries of hydrogel beads with two different average bead size distributions with gypsum sl... Read More

Enhanced antimicrobial effect of berberine in nanogel carriers with cationic surface functionality (2017)
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Al-Awady, M. J., Fauchet, A., Greenway, G. M., & Paunov, V. N. (2017). Enhanced antimicrobial effect of berberine in nanogel carriers with cationic surface functionality. Journal of materials chemistry B, Materials for biology and medicine /, 5(38), 7885-7897. https://doi.org/10.1039/c7tb02262j

We report a strong enhancement in the antimicrobial action of berberine encapsulated into polyacrylic acid-based nanogels followed by further surface functionalisation with a cationic polyelectrolyte (PDAC). Due to the highly developed surface area,... Read More

Structuring and calorie control of bakery products by templating batter with ultra melt-resistant food-grade hydrogel beads (2017)
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Thompson, B. R., Horozov, T. S., Stoyanov, S. D., & Paunov, V. N. (2017). Structuring and calorie control of bakery products by templating batter with ultra melt-resistant food-grade hydrogel beads. Food and Function, 8(8), 2967-2973. https://doi.org/10.1039/c7fo00867h

This journal is © The Royal Society of Chemistry. We report the use of a temperature insensitive, food-grade hydrogel to reduce the caloric density of pancakes that were prepared at temperatures much higher than the boiling point of water. This cheap... Read More

Cancer bioimprinting and cell shape recognition for diagnosis and targeted treatment (2017)
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Medlock, J., Das, A. A. K., Madden, L. A., Allsup, D. J., & Paunov, V. N. (2017). Cancer bioimprinting and cell shape recognition for diagnosis and targeted treatment. Chemical Society Reviews, 46(16), 5110-5127. https://doi.org/10.1039/c7cs00179g

Cancer incidence and mortality have both increased in the last decade and are predicted to continue to rise. Diagnosis and treatment of cancers are often hampered by the inability to specifically target neoplastic cells. Bioimprinting is a promising... Read More

Colloid particle formulations for antimicrobial applications (2017)
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Halbus, A. F., Horozov, T. S., & Paunov, V. N. (2017). Colloid particle formulations for antimicrobial applications. Advances in Colloid and Interface Science, 249, 134-148. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.cis.2017.05.012

Colloidal particles are being extensively studied in various antimicrobial applications due to their small size to volume ratio and ability to exhibit a wide spectrum of antibacterial, antifungal, antialgal and antiviral action. The present review fo... Read More

Preparation and attachment of liquid-infused porous supra-particles to liquid interfaces (2016)
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Al-Shehri, H., Horozov, T. S., & Paunov, V. N. (2016). Preparation and attachment of liquid-infused porous supra-particles to liquid interfaces. Soft matter, 12(40), 8375-8387. https://doi.org/10.1039/c6sm01651k

© 2016 The Royal Society of Chemistry. We prepared model porous composite supra-particles and investigated the effect of the initial infused fluid phase on their attachment at the liquid-fluid interface. We used a simple method for fabrication of mil... Read More

Sound absorption of porous cement composites: effects of the porosity and the pore size (2015)
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Rutkevičius, M., Austin, Z., Chalk, B., Mehl, G. H., Qin, Q., Rubini, P. A., …Paunov, V. N. (2015). Sound absorption of porous cement composites: effects of the porosity and the pore size. Journal of materials science, 50(9), 3495-3503. https://doi.org/10.1007/s10853-015-8912-5

© 2015, Springer Science+Business Media New York. We prepared sound absorbing cement–hydrogel composites using a hydrogel slurry templating technique. We air-dried the wet cement composites containing a varying percentage and size of entrapped hydrog... Read More

Adsorption of carboxylic modified latex particles at liquid interfaces studied by the gel trapping technique (2014)
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Al-Shehri, H., Horozov, T. S., & Paunov, V. N. (2014). Adsorption of carboxylic modified latex particles at liquid interfaces studied by the gel trapping technique. Soft matter, 10(34), 6433-6441. https://doi.org/10.1039/c4sm01030b

We have studied how carboxylic modified latex (CML) microparticles adsorb at liquid surfaces and the preferred type of emulsion they can stabilise depending on the particle size and the surface density of carboxylic groups. We measured the particle c... Read More

Adsorption of shape-anisotropic and porous particles at the air–water and the decane–water interface studied by the gel trapping technique (2013)
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Sharp, E. L., Al-Shehri, H., Horozov, T., Stoyanov, S. D., & Paunov, V. N. (2014). Adsorption of shape-anisotropic and porous particles at the air–water and the decane–water interface studied by the gel trapping technique. RSC advances, 4(5), 2205-2213. https://doi.org/10.1039/c3ra44563a

We have studied the attachment and orientation of anisotropic and porous microparticles at liquid surfaces by using the gel trapping technique (GTT). This technique involves spreading of the microparticles of interest at the liquid interface, subsequ... Read More

Shape recognition of microbial cells by colloidal cell imprints (2013)
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Borovička, J., Stoyanov, S. D., & Paunov, V. N. (2013). Shape recognition of microbial cells by colloidal cell imprints. Nanoscale, 5(18), 8560-8568. https://doi.org/10.1039/c3nr01893h

We have engineered a class of colloids which can recognize the shape and size of targeted microbial cells and selectively bind to their surfaces. These imprinted colloid particles, which we called “colloid antibodies”, were fabricated by partial frag... Read More

Cyborg cells: functionalisation of living cells with polymers and nanomaterials (2012)
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Fakhrullin, R. F., Zamaleeva, A. I., Minullina, R. T., Konnova, S. A., & Paunov, V. N. (2012). Cyborg cells: functionalisation of living cells with polymers and nanomaterials. Chemical Society Reviews, 41(11), 4189. https://doi.org/10.1039/c2cs15264a

Living cells interfaced with a range of polyelectrolyte coatings, magnetic and noble metal nanoparticles, hard mineral shells and other complex nanomaterials can perform functions often completely different from their original specialisation. Such “c... Read More

Triggered cell release from shellac–cell composite microcapsules (2012)
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Hamad, S. A., Stoyanov, S. D., & Paunov, V. N. (2012). Triggered cell release from shellac–cell composite microcapsules. Soft matter, 8(18), 5069-5077. https://doi.org/10.1039/c2sm07488e

We report the fabrication of novel shellac-cell composite microcapsules with programmed release of cells upon change of pH in a narrow range. The microcapsules were prepared from yeast cells as a model for probiotics combined with aqueous solution of... Read More

Fabrication of novel lightweight composites by a hydrogel templating technique (2012)
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Rutkevicius, M., Munusami, S. K., Watson, Z., Field, A. D., Salt, M., Stoyanov, S. D., …Paunov, V. N. (2012). Fabrication of novel lightweight composites by a hydrogel templating technique. Materials research bulletin, 47(4), 980-986. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.materresbull.2012.01.014

A non-conventional way of preparation of lightweight porous materials by templating hydrogels with a range of hydrophilic and hydrophobic scaffolding materials was explored. Sub-millimetre hydrogel slurries of polyacrylamide and gellan gum were templ... Read More