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cross-link

 [kros´link″]
a bond formed between polymer chains, either between different chains or between different parts of the same chain.

cross-link

(kros'lingk),
A covalent linkage between two polymers or between two different regions of the same polymer.

cross-link

(krôs′lĭngk′, krŏs′-)
n.
A chemical bond formed between adjacent chains of a complex molecule such as a polymer.
v. cross-linked, cross-linking, cross-links
v.tr.
To join (adjacent chains of a complex molecule) with cross-links.
v.intr.
To form cross-links.
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(64) They examined a series of donor and acceptor dye-labeled P(BMA-BA) latex ([T.sub.g] [approximately equal to] 10[degrees]C) containing different amounts of ethylene glycol dimethacrylate (EGDMA), a crosslinking agent.
The reagents and equipment used for the biomechanical test and for the fixation index of crosslinking are shown in Tables 1 and 2, respectively.
Figure 2 shows the FTIR spectrum of the CA membrane before and after crosslinking. It can be seen that the relative intensity of the -OH stretching vibration peak at 3473 [cm.sup.-1] decreases after the CA membrane crosslinking reaction.
This in- vitro study strongly supports this hypothesis, that the minimum concentration of ribose with nominal ratio of HA helps in obtaining highly desirable crosslinking with opportune surface roughness that collectively benefits the overall biocompatibility of these scaffolds [5].
The only proven treatment that halts or decreases progression of Keratoconus is Corneal crosslinking (CXL).4,8,9 CXL is a novel treatment which is not only less invasive but is also less time consuming treatment modality which was introduced in our region and within a span of few years has become very prevalent and choice modality in progressive keratoconus.
The three experimental schemes were designed under the conditions of different ratios of crosslinking agent A and coagulant B.
After decellularization of native articular cartilage (figure 4D), the tissue was then subjected to chemical crosslinking to genipin (figure 4C).
Conventional epithelium-off crosslinking (CXL) demonstrated its safety and long-term efficacy in stabilizing progressive keratoconus and secondary ectasias in different clinical trials [10-15].
TABLE 1 CIO TOTAL COST OF CROSSLINKABLE NYLON Cost Element Cost, Comment $/lb Crosslinkable 2.10 30% Nylon glass-filled Electron Beam 0.25-1.00 Configuration Processing & volume sensitive Transportation 0.5-50 Volume sensitive Process -0.15 Savings Total 2.25-3.45 Compared with chemical crosslinking, the advantage to radiation crosslinking after forming the product is that mold and barrel temperatures can be run at the standard thermoplastic temperatures and the same cycle time can be expected.
It produces excellent durable press ratings and it is less complicated than traditional moist crosslinking and the simplified system generates excellent performance which is very close to the results known with moist crosslinking.
We have investigated the effect of advanced glycation end products (AGEs) on the crosslinking of collagen.