Eric J. Tobin's scientific contributions

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Michelle Stolzoff,1 Jason E Burns,2 Arash Aslani,2 Eric J Tobin,2 Congtin Nguyen,1 Nicholas De La Torre,3 Negar H Golshan,3 Katherine S Ziemer,3 Thomas J Webster1,3,4 1Department of Bioengineering, Northeastern University, Boston, 2N2 Biomedical, Bedford, MA, 3Department of Chemical Engineering, Northeastern University, Boston, MA, USA; 4Center of...
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Orthopedic and dental implants have been used successfully for decades to replace or repair missing or damaged bones, joints, and teeth, thereby restoring patient function subsequent to disease or injury. However, although device success rates are generally high, patient outcomes are sometimes compromised due to device-related problems such as insu...

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... It has been reported that titanium nanostructures could increase the osseointegration by promoting the adhesion and proliferation of osteoblasts [6,7], enhancing the differentiation of stem cells [8], and increasing strength of osteoblasts adhesion [9] and mineralization rate [10]. Notably, titanium oxide (TiO 2 ) nanotubes also showed favorable antimicrobial properties [11][12][13][14]. Peng et al. found that TiO 2 nanotubes coating significantly decreased the initial adhesion and colonization of Staphylococcus epidermidis compared to the acid-etched or polished Ti surfaces in vitro [11]. ...
... Despite the numerous applications and advances in treatment, orthopedic implants still suffer from complications and fail to offer functions with respect to the native physiological structure [17]. Among these, "bone non-union" and infection are leading causes of revision surgery and implant failure. ...