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 2019 (*Corresponding author)

  • Lai A, Amoako KA, Cook KE et. al. 72-Hour In Vivo Evaluation of Nitric Oxide Generating Artificial Lung Gas Exchange Fibers in Sheep. Acta Biomaterialia. 2019. Just Accepted.

 

2018 (*Corresponding author)

  • Andrew Belanger, Andre Decarmine, Shaoyi Jiang, Keith Cook, and Amoako KA*, Evaluating the Effect of Shear Stress on Graft-To Zwitterionic Polycarboxybetaine Coating Stability Using a Flow Cell Langmuir 2018 Article ASAP DOI: 10.1021/acs.langmuir.8b03078                                   

 

 

 

2017

 

2016        

 

2014        

 

 

 

2013       

 

  • Hitesh Handa, Elizabeth J. Brisbois, Terry C. Major, Lahdan Refahiyat, Amoako KA, Gail M. Annich, Robert H. Bartlett and Mark E. Meyerho. In vitro and in vivo study of sustained nitric oxide release coating using diazeniumdiolate- doped poly(vinyl chloride) matrix with poly(lactide-co-glycolide) additive. Journal of materials chemistry. B, Materials for biology and medicine. 2013,1(29): 3578-3587

 

2012 and before        

 

 

  • Major TC, Brant DO, Burney CP, Amoako KA, Annich GM, Meyerhoff ME, Handa H, and Bartlett RH. "The hemocompatibility of a nitric oxide generating polymer that catalyzes S-nitrosothiol decomposition in an extracorporeal circulation model: Biomaterials 2011; 32: 5957e5969

 

  • D. Pokrajac, Amoako KA, Patel H, Brooks J, Cenat N, Marcus K, Darden S. Data Mining in Geosciences. TELSIKS 2003; 534-537

Peer Reviewed Pubs.
Academic Publications 

Book Chapters

Improving the hemocompatibility of biomedical polymers. K Amoako, R Gbyli. Hemocompatibility of Biomaterials for Clinical Applications, 223-252, 2018

https://doi.org/10.1016/B978-0-08-100497-5.00016-1

PhD Dissertation

Amoako, KA. NITRIC OXIDE THERAPIES FOR LOCAL INHIBITION OF PLATELETS’ACTIVATION ON BLOOD-CONTACTING SURFACES. Diss. The University of Michigan, 2011

Academic Acknowledgements

Acknowledgement to Reviewers of Polymers in 2017. Polymers 2018, 10(1), 69; doi:10.3390/polym10010069

Research Presentations

2018

  • TH–366 Evaluation of Nitric Oxide (NO)-Polymer Formulations and their Antibacterial Function, Biomedical Engineering Society, Conference, Atlanta, GA, October 2018, Rana Gbyli and Amoako KA* [Poster]

 

  • FR–161 Developing Stable, Tunable and Bioinspired Nitric Oxide Releasing Biomaterials, Biomedical Engineering Society, Conference, Atlanta, GA, October 2018, Saleem Ibrahim, Heinrick Kufeldt, and Amoako KA* [Poster]

 

  • FR–441 Platform for Developing Nitric Oxide Eluting Stents, Biomedical Engineering Society, Conference, Atlanta, GA, October 2018, Brittney Severino, Saleem Ibrahim, and Amoako KA* [Poster]

2017

  • Analyzing Nitric Oxide Release from Polymer Based Systems, Northeast Bioengineering Conference, Conference, New Jersey, March 2017, Gbyli, R., Mercaldi, A., Amoako, KA*. [Slides]

 

  • Open Storage Effect on Nitric Oxide Releasing Materials, American society of Artificial Internal Organs, Conference, Chicago, June 2017, Gbyli, R., Gurahoo, C., Amoako, KA*. [Poster]

2016

  • Electromyography Sensor Development - EMG Communicator, UNH Graduate Student Showcase, Symposium, West Haven CT, November 2016, Cui, C., Amoako, KA*. [Poster]

 

  • Intravascular Catheter Extruder Platform, UNH Graduate Student Showcase, Symposium, West Haven CT, November 2016, Ying, M., Amoako, KA*. [Poster]

 

  • A Mechanical Platform Design to Study Sport-Related Head Injury, Biomedical Engineering Society, Conference, Minnieapolis, MN, October 2016, Bruillad, C., Colapietro, P., Amoako, KA*. [Poster]

 

  • Nitric Oxide Reactor for Conjugating NO to Polymeric Materials, Biomedical Engineering Society, Conference, Minnieapolis, MN, October 2016, Mercaldi, A., Gbyli, R., Amoako, KA*. [Poster]

 

  • Developing Anti-Bacterial Surfaces for Preventing “Sick” Spacecrafts, CT Space Grant Consortium Expo, Symposium, Pratt and Whitney Hanger, Hartford CT, October 2016, Mercaldi, A., Gbyli, R., Amoako, KA*. [poster] 

2015

  • Amoako KA* "Multimodal, Surface-Focused Anticoagulation" Zwitterionic Materials Conference, University of Washington, Seattle, WA. 8/15 (oral)

  • Amoako KA* "Bioinspired surface modifications to reduce clot formation on medical devices"  University of New Haven, West Haven, CT 4/15 (oral)

  • Amoako KA* "The artificial lung, Past, Present, and Future" University of New Haven, West Haven, CT 2/15 (oral)

2013

  • Amoako KA, Suhaib AB, Gupta S, Cook KE. Bio-inspired, Anti-coagulant Surfaces: Role of Flow Rate and NO Concentration. ASAIO Journal 59: 17, 2013. [Slides]

  • Amoako KA, Suhaib AB, Gupta S, Sundaram HS, Li Y, Jiang S, Cook KE. Bio-inspired, Anti-coagulant Surfaces: Role of Surface Coating Type. ASAIO Journal 59: 9, 2013. [Slides and Poster]

  • Amoako KA, Harihara S Sundaram, Ahmed Suhaib, Yuting Li, Jules Lin, Shaoyi Jiang, Keith E Cook. Studying the Synergistic Effect of Coatings and Nitric Oxide release on Platelet Adsorption. Society for Biomaterials Annual Conference, 2013. [Slides]

2012 and before

  • Amoako KA, Patrick J Montoya, Terry Major, David O Brant, Mark E Meyerhoff, Robert H Bartlett, Keith E Cook. Nitric Oxide Generating Artificial lungs: Fabrication and in-vivo Testing. Society for Biomaterials Annual Conference, 2012. [Slides]

  • Amoako KA, Archangeli C, Major TC, Annich GM, Meyerhoff ME and Bartlett RH. Exttruded Nitric oxide-releasing silicone catheters for newborns.  Society for Biomaterials Annual Conference, 2011. [Slides]

  • Amoako KA, Kreuz ME, Bartlett RH, Cook KE. Nitric oxide in sweep gas for platelet inhibition in the artificial lung. ASAIO Journal 57: 113, 2011. [Slides]

  • Amoako KA, Montoya PJ, Bartlett RH, Cook KE. Nitric oxide (NO) generating silicone hollow fibers. ASAIO Journal 56: 121, 2010. [Slides]

  • Amoako KA, Bartlett RH, Cook KE. Towards thromboresistive artificial lungs: the role of copper-doped nitric oxide-generating silicone for blood-contacting surfaces. Society for Biomaterials Annual Conference, 2010. [Slides]

  • Amoako KA, Cook KE and Bartlett RH.  Predicting the Gas-transfer Rate of a Silicone Membrane Doped with Cu Microparticles, University of Michigan Engineering Graduate Symposium, November 2009. [Slides]

  • Amoako KA, Cook KE, Bartlett RH and Meyerhoff ME. Developing and characterizing Cu-doped Nitric-oxide Generating Gas-transfer Silicone Membrane. Midwest Biomedical Engineering Conference September 2009. [Poster]

  • Amoako KA, Cook KE, Kannatey-Asibu E. Study of roughness from ultrafast laser machined 316l stainless steel foil in-air and underwater. Biomedical Engineering Society Annual Conference, October 2008.[Poster]

  • Amoako KA, Wu Y, Zhang F, Meyerhoff ME, Bartlett RH, Cook KE. NO generating gas transfer membrane using Cu microparticles.  Biointerface Science Conference, August 2008. [Poster]

  • Amoako KA, 2005, “Admission into University of Michigan Graduate School,” Howard University Career Fair Day, Washington DC, DC [Poster]

  • Amoako KA, 2003, “Real time machine data acquisition,” Annual Biomedical Research Conference for Minority Symposium, San Diego, CA [Poster]

  • Amoako KA, Hetal Patel, 2003, “Data Mining in Geosciences,” Alliance for Minority Symposium, Philadelphia, PA [Slides]

  • Amoako KA, 2002, “Integrals as Infinite Sums Over [0-1]” Alpha Chi National College Honor Society Symposium, Washington, DC [Slides]

 

Extramural Invited Presentations

"Multimodal, Surface-Focused Anticoagulation" University of Washington, Seattle, WA. 8/15

"Stent Machining with Ultrafast Lasers" Delaware State University, Dover DE  6/06

Intramural Invited Presentations

                    

"Bioinspired surface modifications to reduce clot formation on medical devices"  University of New Haven, West Haven, CT 4/15

"The artificial lung, Past, Present, and Future" University of New Haven, West Haven, CT 2/15

                                       

The biomaterials and medical device innovation lab applies knowlege of blood biomaterial interaction and the normal anti-clotting mechanisms of the endothelium to the creation of 1) anti-clotting artificial surfaces 2) anti-septic artificial surfaces, and 3) next generation "stealth" blood-contacting devices used to support and treat cardiac and pulmonary disease patients.

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