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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

(kros´link″) a covalent bond formed between polymer chains, either within or across chains.

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.

cross-link

[kros′link′]
a bond formed between polymer chains, either between different chains or between different parts of the same chain.
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The results of the investigation of tensile stress-strain properties showed the influence of radiation cross-linking compared to those of the unirradiated EOC/CNT specimens (Fig.
Avedro also reported significant progress in its efforts to secure insurance coverage of its cross-linking procedure, supported by the recent launch of the ARCH Program (Avedro Reimbursement Customer Hub) to expand commercial coverage and to assist with the commercial payer appeals process.
Parasurgical therapy for keratoconus by riboflavin-ultraviolet type A rays induced cross-linking of corneal collagen; preliminary refractive results in an Italian study.
Another NASHA (to be branded Emervel in the United States when approved) consists of biosynthetic HA and the cross-linking agent BDDE.
He presented clinical studies and long-term follow up data that support corneal cross-linking as a viable treatment for keratoconus eye diseases.
Core components for crosslinked PE pipe production, beside the optimal material blend and the cross-linking unit, are the twin-screw extruder and the pipe head.
In order to improve thermal stability and mechanical properties, starch is modified by blending with other materials [5], esterification [6-8], oxidation and cross-linking [9-15].
Native and acellular pericardium before and after cross-linking were subjected to in-vitro non-enzymatic degradation tests as per the procedure described earlier [10].
By acquiring IROC, Avedro will be able to expand the spectrum of its cross-linking technology, which now covers procedures from treating corneal diseases with UV-X devices and MedioCROSS riboflavin to developing non-invasive refractive procedures with its KXL II System.
If corneal thickness became more than 400 [micro]m, the cross-linking procedure was started; if not, hypoosmolar solution was continued until corneal thickness reached 400 [micro]m.
Less invasive than this is the cross-linking of collagen fibres in the cornea, to provide added strength, which is known as CXL.
Conformational transition of SF from random coil to [beta]-sheet form can perform by heat treatment, alcohol treatment, polymer blending and cross-linking [7-9].