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Selected Publications

Below is a list of selected publications from MRI researchers from 2010-2017

GG. de Lima, F Traon, E Moal, M Canillas, MA. Rodriguez, N Dunne, DM. Devine, MJD Nugent (2017). Composite cryogels for dual drug delivery and enhanced mechanical properties.Polymer Composites, DOI: 10.1002/pc.24450

I. Major, C. McConville (2017). Vaginal drug delivery for the localised treatment of cervical cancer.Drug Delivery and Translational Research, DOI: 10.1007/s13346-017-0395-2

Noel M. Gately and James E. Kennedy (2017). Processing Stability and the Significance of Variation in Extrusion Speeds and Temperatures on SSB® 55 Pharma Grade Shellac for Oral Drug DeliveryJournal of Manufacturing and Materials Processing, DOI:10.3390/jmmp1010009

KA. Murray, MN. Collins, RP. O’Sullivan, G. Ren, DM. Devine, A. Murphy, J. Sadło, C. O’Sullivan, B. McEvoy, O. Vrain, C. O’Neill, G. Insley. (2017). Influence of gamma and electron beam sterilization on the stability of a premixed injectable calcium phosphate cement for trauma indications.J Mech
Behavior Biomed Mat. http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.jmbbm.2017.09.002

Noel M. Gately and James E. Kennedy (2017). The Development of a Melt-Extruded Shellac Carrier
for the Targeted Delivery of Probiotics to the ColonJournal of Pharmaceutics doi:10.3390/pharmaceutics9040038

Shane C Halligan, Maurice B Dalton, Kieran A Murray, Yixiao Dong, Wenxin Wang, John G Lyons, Luke M Geever (2017). Synthesis, characterisation and phase transition behaviour of temperature-responsive physically crosslinked poly (N-vinylcaprolactam) based polymers for biomedical applicationsMaterials Science and Engineering: C https://doi.org/10.1016/j.msec.2017.03.241

Maurice B Dalton, Shane C Halligan, John A Killion, Wenxin Wang, Yixiao Dong, Michael JD Nugent, Luke M Geever (2017). The Effect Acetic Acid Has on Poly (N-vinylcaprolactam) LCST for Biomedical ApplicationsPolymer-Plastics Technology and Engineering http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/03602559.2017.1373400

Nikhil Thokala, Carmel Kealey, James Kennedy, Damien B. Brady, Joseph B. Farrell. (2017). Characterisation of polyamide 11/copper antimicrobial composites for medical device applications. Materials Science and Engineering C 78 (2017) 1179–1186

Declan M. Devine, Eilish Hoctor, Jessica S. Hayes, Eoin Sheehan, Christopher H. Evans (2017). Extended release of proteins following encapsulation in hydroxyapatite/chitosan composite scaffolds for bone tissue engineering applicationsMaterials Science and Engineering C. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.msec.2017.11.001

Cormac McGarrigle, Ian Rodgers, Alistair McIlhagger, Eileen Harkin-Jones, Ian Major, Declan Devine, Edward Archer (2017). Extruded Monofilament and Multifilament Thermoplastic Stitching YarnsFibers, In Press uncorrected proof

Z Cao, M Daly, L Clémence, LM Geever, I Major, CL. Higginbotham, DM Devine (2016). Chemical
Surface Modification of Calcium Carbonate Particles with stearic acid using different treating methodsApplied Surface Science, 378:320-329

Z Cao, M Daly, LM Geever, I Major, CL. Higginbotham, DM Devine (2016). Synthesis and characterization of high density polyethylene / peat ash compositesComposites Part B, 94: 312-21

GG de Lima, RO de Souza, AD Bozzi, MA Poplawska, DM Devine, MJ Nugent (2016). Extraction Method Plays Critical Role in Antibacterial Activity of Propolis-Loaded HydrogelsJ Pharm Sci, 105(3):1248-57

YY Chen, LM Geever, JA Killion, JG Lyons, CL Higginbotham, DM Devine (2016). A Review of Multifarious Applications of Poly (Lactic Acid). Polymer-Plastics Tech Eng. 55(10):1057–1075.

EK Kenny, NM Gately, JA Killion, DM Devine, CL Higginbotham, LM Geever (2016). Melt Extruded Bioresorbable Polymer Composites for Potential Regenerative Medicine Applications.Polymer-Plastics Technology and Engineering, 55(4):432-446

M Canillas, GG de Lima, MA Rodríguez, MJD Nugent, DM Devine (2016). Bioactive composites
fabricated by freezing-thawing method for bone regeneration applicationsJ Polym Sci Part B: Polym Phys. 54(7):761-773.

YY Chen, L.M. Geever, J.A. Killion, J.G. Lyons, C.L. Higginbotham, D.M. Devine (2016). Halloysite nanotube reinforced polylactic acid compositePolymer Composites. DOI: 10.1002/pc.23794

Paul Archbold and Gobithas Tharmarajah (2016). Evaluation of corrosion-resistant basalt-fiber-reinforced polymer bars and carbon-fiber-reinforced polymer grid reinforcement to replace steel in precast concrete underground utility vaultsPCI Journal | September–October 2016, 69-76

Ian Major, Christopher McConville: Hot Melt Extruded and Injection Moulded Dosage Forms: Recent Research and Patents. Recent Patents on Drug Delivery & Formulation 09/2015; 9(3):194-200. DOI:10.2174/1872211309666150512111143.

Peter Boyd, Ian Major, Weiguang Wang, Christopher McConville: (2014) Development of Disulfiram-Loaded Vaginal Rings for the Localised Treatment of Cervical Cancer. European Journal of Pharmaceutics and Biopharmaceutics 11/2014; 88(3). DOI:10.1016/j.ejpb.2014.08.002.

J.A., Killion, L.M., Geever, D.M., Devine, C.L., Higginbotham, (2014). Fabrication and in vitro biological evaluation of photopolymerisable hydroxyapatite hydrogel composites for bone regeneration. J Biomat Appl, 28(8):1274-83.

A., Killion, L.M., Geever, L. Grehan, C. Waldron, K. Offaly, J. Lyons, D.M., Devine, M. Cloonan, C.L., Higginbotham, (2014). Synthesis and photopolymerisation of maleic polyvinyl alcohol based hydrogels for bone tissue engineering. J Polym Res, 21, 1-12.

M. Gunning, L. Geever, J. Killion, J. Lyons, C. Higginbotham (2013). Mechanical and biodegradation performance of short natural fibre polyhydroxybutyrate composites. Polymer Testing 32 (8), 1603-1611.

Kieran A. Murray, James E. Kennedy, Brian McEvoy, Olivier Vrain, Damien Ryan, Richard Cowman, Clement L. Higginbotham (2013). Effects of gamma ray and electron beam irradiation on the mechanical, thermal, structural and physicochemical properties of poly (ether-block-amide) thermoplastic elastomers. Journal of the Mechanical Behaviour of Biomedical Materials, 17, 252-268.

Kieran A. Murray, James E. Kennedy, Brian McEvoy, Olivier Vrain, Damien Ryan, Richard Cowman, Clement L. Higginbotham (2013). Characterisation of the Surface and Structural Properties of
Gamma Ray and Electron Beam Irradiated Low Density Polyethylene. International Journal of Material Science, 3(1), 1-8.

Kieran A. Murray, James E. Kennedy, Brian McEvoy, Olivier Vrain, Damien Ryan, Richard Cowman, Clement L. Higginbotham (2013). The effects of high energy electron beam irradiation in air on accelerated aging and on the structure property relationships of low density polyethylene. Nuclear Instruments and Methods in Physics Research, B, Beam Interactions with Materials and Atoms, 297, 64–74.

J.A., Killion, S., Kehoe, L.M., Geever, D.M., Devine, E., Sheehan, D., Boyd, C.L., Higginbotham (2013). Hydrogel/bioactive glass composites for bone regeneration applications: synthesis and characterisation. Mat. Sci & Eng. C, 33(7):4203-12.

Sedigheh Bagheri-Kazemabad, Daniel Fox, Yanhui Chen, Luke M. Geever, Alireza Khavandi, Reza Bagheri, Clement L. Higginbotham, Hongzhou Zhang, Biqiong Chen (2012). Morphology, rheology and mechanical properties of polypropylene/ethylene–octane copolymer/clay nanocomposites: Effects of the compatibilizer. Composites Science and Technology 72(14), 1697–1704.

M. Gunning, O. M. Istrate, L. Geever, J. Lyons, P. Blackie, B. Chen, C. Higginbotham (2012). The Effect of Maleic Anhydride Grafting Efficiency on the Flexural Properties of Polyethylene Composites Journal of Applied Polymer Science, 124, 4799–4808.

Jude I. Ngadaonye, Luke M. Geever, Martin O. Cloonan, Clement L. Higginbotham (2012). Photopolymerised thermo-responsive poly(N,N-diethylacrylamide)-based copolymer hydrogels for potential drug delivery applications. Journal of Polymer Research, 19 (3), 9822.

Christopher McConville, Ian Major, David R. Friend, Meredith R. Clark, R. Karl Malcolm: Development of a UC781 releasing polyethylene vinyl acetate vaginal ring. Drug Delivery and Translational Research 12/2012; 2(6). DOI:10.1007/s13346-012-0101-3.

J.A Killion, L. M. Geever, D.M. Devine, L. Grehan, J.E. Kennedy, C. L. Higginbotham (2012). Modulating the mechanical properties of photopolymerised polyethylene glycol – polypropylene glycol hydrogels for bone regeneration. Journal of Material Science, 47(18):6577-6585.

Luke M. Geever, John G. Lyons, Clement L. Higginbotham (2011). Photopolymerisation and characterisation of negative temperature sensitive hydrogels based on N, N-diethylacrylamide. Journal of Materials Science, Volume 46 (2), January, 509-517.

Luke M. Geever, Clement L. Higginbotham (2011). Temperature-triggered gelation and controlled drug release via NIPAAM/NVP-based hydrogels. Journal of Materials Science, Volume 46 (9), May, 3233-3240.

James E. Kennedy, Clement L. Higginbotham (2011). Synthesis and characterisation of styrene butadiene styrene-g-N-vinyl-2-pyrrolidinone for use in biomedical applications. Materials Science & Engineering C, Volume 31 (2), March, 246-251.

N. Vrana, K. Matsumura, S. Hyon, L. Geever, J. Kennedy, J. Lyons, C. Higginbotham, P. Cahill and G. McGuinness (2011). Cell encapsulation and cryostorage in PVA–gelatin cryogels: incorporation of carboxylated ε-poly-L-lysine as cryoprotectant. J Tissue Eng Regen Med 6: 280–290.

John A. Killion, Luke M. Geever, Declan M. Devine, James E. Kennedy, Clement L. Higginbotham (2011). Mechanical properties and thermal behaviour of PEGDMA hydrogels for potential bone regeneration application. Journal of the Mechanical Behavior of Biomedical Materials, 4 (7):1219-1227.

J. Lyons, J. Kennedy, S. Lordan, L. Geever, C. Higginbotham (2010). Characterisation of the effects of a titanium micro particle filler on a polyether-block-amide host matrix. J Mater Sci 45 : 3204–3214.

Thomas J. Smith, James E. Kennedy, Clement L. Higginbotham (2010). Characterisation and controlled drug release from a novel two phase hydrogel system. International Journal of Biotechnology, Volume 11 (3-4), 203-222.

P. McDonald, J. Lyons, L. Geever, C. Higginbotham (2010). In vitro degradation and drug release from polymer blends based on poly(DL-lactide), poly(L-lactide-glycolide)
and poly(e-caprolactone) J.Mater Sci 45, 1284–1292.

P. McDonald, L. Geever, J. Lyons, and C. Higginbotham, (2010). Physical and Mechanical Properties of Blends Based on Poly (dl-lactide), Poly (l-lactide-glycolide) and Poly (ε-caprolactone) Polymer-Plastics Technology and Engineering, 49: 7, 678 — 687.

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