Photochemical bonding of skin with 1,8-naphthalimide dyes

Millard M. Judy, Hany R. Nosir, R. W. Jackson, J. L. Matthews, Ronald E. Utecht, David E. Lewis, Dongwu Yuan

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Ex-Vivo experiments in photochemical bonding of the dermis of rabbit dorsal skin with 1,8-naphtalimide dyes were reported. The effects of varying the externally applied pressure during the welding and of the addition of an albumin-collagen protein filler was studied. It was found that the use of type I collagen protein filler increased the shear strength of dermal surfaces photochemically bonded with MBM gold 012011012. Weld strengths attained in the ex vivo skin model were similar to those that were reported previously for meniscus and cartilage.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationProceedings of SPIE - The International Society for Optical Engineering
EditorsG.P. Delacretaz, G.M.D. Godlewski, R. Pini, R.W. Steiner, L.O. Svaasand, A. Katzir
Number of pages4
StatePublished - 1997
Externally publishedYes
EventProceedings of Lasers-Tissue Interaction, Tissue Optics and Laser Welding III - San Remo, Italy
Duration: Sep 5 1997Sep 8 1997


OtherProceedings of Lasers-Tissue Interaction, Tissue Optics and Laser Welding III
CitySan Remo


  • 1,8-naphthalimide dyes
  • Bonding
  • Photochemical tissue welding

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering
  • Condensed Matter Physics


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