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Radiation Induced Polymerization of an Acrylate-Based Compound

Radiation toxicity is a significant problem that affects the livelihood of people. On the macroscale, nuclear spillage and contamination in areas of habitat can lead to diseases and birth defects in unborn children. On the microscale, inaccuracy in the administration of radiation therapy leads to unintended damage to healthy body tissue. The objective of this

Adaptation of Laser Activated Sutures for Intestinal Surgeries via Chemical Cross-linking

This project seeks to adapt previously developed laser-activated sutures for use in intestinal surgeries. Previous work in this area developed laser activated sutures that improve wound healing by providing an immediate seal upon activation with a near-infrared laser. This project will help address the issue of common, life threatening complications involving intestinal surgeries due to