Optimization of ultraviolet irradiation crosslinking of collagen fibers

S. L. Bourke, V. Hlibczuk, M. G. Dunn

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Abstract

In the exposure collagen fibers to ultraviolet (UV) irradiation, the extent of crosslinking and undesired damages increases with increasing energy dosage. The collagen solubility of trypsin decreased at a distance of 1.5 inches from the light source and after 30 minutes of UV irradiation. These observations suggest that dry collagen fibers should undergo crosslinking under UV radiation for 30 minutes at a distance of 4.5 inches in order to obtain maximum fiber ultimate tensile stress (UTS) values.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages340
Number of pages1
StatePublished - 1996
EventProceedings of the 1996 5th World Biomaterials Congress. Part 2 (of 2) - Toronto, Can
Duration: May 29 1996Jun 2 1996

Other

OtherProceedings of the 1996 5th World Biomaterials Congress. Part 2 (of 2)
CityToronto, Can
Period5/29/966/2/96

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Materials Science(all)

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