University of Bath


Selected papers:

Rediguieri, C.F., De Bank, P.A., Zanin, M.H.A., Leo, P., Cerize, N.N.P., de Oliveira, A.M. and Pinto, T.J.A. The effect of ozone gas sterilization on the properties and cell compatibility of electrospun polycaprolactone scaffolds. J. Biomater. Sci. Polym. Ed. 28, 1918-1934 (2017) DOI: 10.1080/09205063.2017.1358549.

Fortunato, T., De Bank, P. and Pula, G. Vascular Regenerative Surgery: Promised Land for Tissue Engineers? Int. J. Stem Cell Res. Transplant. 5, 268-276 (2017); DOI: 10.19070/2328-3548-1700041.

Awasthi, R., Kulkarni, G.T., Ramana, M.V., de Jesus Andreoli Pinto, T., Kikuchi, I.S., Molim Ghisleni, D.D., de Souza Braga, M., De Bank, P. and Dua, K. Dual crosslinked pectin-alginate network as sustained release hydrophilic matrix for repaglinide. Int. J. Biol. Macromol. 97, 721-732 (2017); DOI: 10.1016/j.ijbiomac.2017.01.050.

Fortunato, T.M., Beltrami, C., Emanueli, C., De Bank, P. and Pula, G. Platelet lysate gel and endothelial progenitors stimulate microvascular network formation in vitro: tissue engineering implications. Scientific Reports 6, 25326 (2016). DOI: 10.1038/srep25326.

Rediguieri, C., Pinto, T., Bou-Chacra, N., Galante, R., Arajo, G., Pedrosa, T., Maria-Engler, S. and De Bank, P.A. Ozone Gas as a Benign Sterilization Treatment for PLGA Nanofibre Scaffolds. Tissue Eng Part C Methods 22, 338-347 (2016). DOI: 10.1089/ten.TEC.2015.0298.

Alhusein, N., Blagbrough, I.S., Beeton, M.L., Bolhuis, A. and De Bank, P.A. Electrospun Zein/PCL Fibrous Matrices Release Tetracycline in a Controlled Manner, Killing Staphylococcus aureus Both in Biofilms and Ex Vivo on Pig Skin, and are Compatible with Human Skin Cells. Pharm. Res. 33, 237-246 (2016). DOI: 10.1007/s11095-015-1782-3.

Meneghello, G., Storm, M.P., Chaudhuri, J.B., De Bank, P.A. and Ellis, M.J. An investigation into the stability of commercial versus MG63-derived hepatocyte growth factor under flow cultivation conditions. Bioechnol. Lett. 37, 725-731 (2015). DOI: 10.1007/s10529-014-1701-4

O'Donovan, L. and De Bank, P.A. A hydrazide-anchored dendron scaffold for chemoselective ligation strategies. Org. Biomol. Chem., 12, 7290-7296 (2014). DOI: 10.1039/C4OB00870G.

Wright, B., De Bank, P.A., Luetchford, K.A., Acosta, F.R. and Connon, C.J. Oxidised alginate hydrogels as niche environments for corneal epithelial cells. J. Biomed. Mater. Res. A, 102, 3393-3400 (2014). DOI:10.1002/jbm.a.35011 .

Alhusein, N., Blagbrough, I.S. and De Bank, P.A. Zein/polycaprolactone electrospun matrices for localised controlled delivery of tetracycline. Drug Deliv. Transl. Res., 3, 542-550 (2013). DOI: 10.1007/s13346-013-0179-2.

Alhusein, N., De Bank, P.A., Blagbrough, I.S. and Bolhuis, A. Killing bacteria within biofilms by sustained release of tetracycline from triple-layered electrospun micro/nanofibre matrices of polycaprolactone and poly(ethylene-co-vinyl acetate). Drug Deliv. Transl. Res., 3, 531-541 (2013). DOI: 10.1007/s13346-013-0164-9.

Ciupa, A., De Bank, P.A. and Caggiano, L. Multicellular aggregation of maltol-modified cells triggered by Fe3+ ions. Chem. Commun., 49, 10148-10150 (2013). DOI: 10.1039/c3cc43727b.

Alhusein, N., Blagbrough, I.S. and De Bank, P.A. Electrospun matrices for localised controlled drug delivery: Release of Tetracycline Hydrochloride from Electrospun Polycaprolactone and Poly(ethylene-co-vinyl acetate) Nanofibre Layers. Drug Deliv. Transl. Res., 2, 477-488 (2012). DOI: 10.1007/s13346-012-0106-y.

O’Donovan, L. and De Bank, P.A. A photocleavable linker for the chemoselective functionalization of biomaterials. J. Mater. Chem., 22, 21878-21884 (2012). "Hot Paper" DOI: 10.1039/c2jm35173k.

Meneghello, G., Parker, D.J., Ainsworth, B.J., Perera, S.P., Chaudhuri, J.B., Ellis, M.J. and De Bank, P.A. Fabrication and characterization of poly(lactic-co-glycolic acid)/poly(vinyl alcohol) blended hollow fibre membranes for tissue engineering applications. J. Memb. Sci., 344, 55-61 (2009). DOI: 10.1016/j.memsci.2009.07.034.

De Bank P.A., Hou Q., Warner R.M., Wood I.V., Ali B.E., MacNeil S., Kendall D.A., Kellam B., Shakesheff K.M. and Buttery L.D. Accelerated formation of multicellular 3-D structures by cell-to-cell cross-linking. Biotechnol. Bioeng., 97, 1617-1625 (2007). DOI: 10.1002/bit.21343.

De Bank, P.A., Kendall, D.A. and Alexander, S.P. A spectrophotometric assay for fatty acid amide hydrolase suitable for high-throughput screening. Biochem. Pharmacol., 69, 1187-1198 (2005). DOI: 10.1016/j.bcp.2005.01.012.

De Bank, P.A., Kellam, B., Shakesheff, K.M. and Kendall, D.A. Altered cellular response to adsorbed matrix protein by chemoselective ligation of small molecules. J. Mater. Chem., 15, 2047-2055 (2005). “Hot Article” DOI: 10.1039/b415893h.

Hou, Q., De Bank, P.A. and Shakesheff, K.M. Injectable scaffolds for tissue regeneration. J. Mater. Chem., 14, 1915-1923 (2004). DOI: 10.1039/b401791a.

Kellam, B., De Bank, P.A. and Shakesheff, K.M. Chemical modification of mammalian cell surfaces. Chem. Soc. Rev., 32, 327-337 (2003). DOI: 10.1039/b211643j.

De Bank, P.A., Kellam, B., Kendall, D.A. and Shakesheff, K.M. Surface engineering of living myoblasts via selective periodate oxidation. Biotechnol. Bioeng., 81, 800-808 (2003). DOI: 10.1002/bit.10525.


Book chapters:

Alhusein, N., De Bank, P.A., Blagbrough, I.S. Polycaprolactone: electrospun nanofibers for controlled drug delivery, In: M.K. Mishra, ed.-in-chief Encyclopedia of Biomedical Polymers and Polymeric Biomaterials. CRC Press (2014). ISBN: 9781439898796

De Bank, P.A., Jones, M.D. and Ellis, M.J. Polymeric scaffolds for regenerative medicine, In: B. Mattiasson, A. Kumar and I.Y. Galeaev, eds Macroporous Polymers: Production Properties and Biotechnological/Biomedical Applications. Boca Raton: CRC Press, pp. 467-495 (2009). ISBN: 9781420084610


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