Our Publications

Patents and Patent Applications

  1. Gatt CJ, Balint E, Dunn MG. Bioresorbable Tissue Engineered Fibrocartilage Replacement with three dimensional matrix of fibers. United States Patent #8,623,085 B2, issued 01/07/2014.
  2. Gatt CJ, Merriam AR, Dunn MG. Implantable Device and Method to Replace the Meniscus of the Knee and Other Body Structures. United States Patent #9,078,756 B2, issued 07/14/2015.
  3. Gatt CJ, Balint E, Dunn MG. Tissue Engineered Fibrocartilage Replacement. United States Patent #9,579,212 B2, issued 02/28/2017.
  4. Gatt CJ, Balint E, Dunn MG. Tissue Engineered Fibrocartilage Replacement. International Publication # WO 2009/149093 A1, 12/10/2009.
  5. Patel JM, Dunn MG, Gatt CJ. System and Method for Making Personalized Fibrocartilage Implants. International Publication # WO 2017/095662 A1, 06/08/2017.

Original Peer-Reviewed Journal Articles

  1. Patel JM, Brzezinski A, Ghodbane SA, Tarapore R, Lu T, Gatt CJ, Dunn MG (2020) Personalized Fiber Reinforcement Networks for Meniscus Reconstruction. Journal of Biomechanical Engineering. 142(5):051008.
    Read
  2. Ghodbane SA, Patel JM, Brzezinski A, Lu TM, Gatt CJ, Dunn MG (2019) Biomechanical Characterization of a Novel Collagen Infused 3D Printed Polymer Scaffold for Partial Meniscus Replacement. J Biomed Mater Res B. 107(8):2457-2465
    Read
  3. Ghodbane SA, Brzezinski A, Patel JM, Pfaff WH, Marzano KN, Gatt CJ, Dunn MG (2019) Partial Meniscus Replacement with a Collagen-Hyaluronan Infused Three-Dimensional Printed Polymeric Scaffold. Tissue Eng Par A. 25(5-6): 379-389
    Read
  4. Patel JM, Jackson RC, Schneider GL, Ghodbane SA, Dunn MG (2018) Carbodiimide cross-linking counteracts the detrimental effects of gamma irradiation on the physical properties of collagen-hyaluronan sponges. J Mater Sci Mater Med. 29(6):75.
    Read
  5. Patel JM, Brzezinski A, Raole DA, Dunn MG, Gatt CJ. Interference Screw Versus Suture Endobutton Fixation of a Fiber-Reinforced Meniscus Device. American Journal of Sports Medicine 46(9): 2133-2141.
    Read
  6. Patel JM, Ghodbane SA, Brzezinski A, Gatt CJ, Dunn MG. Tissue-engineered Total Meniscal Replacement Using a Fiber-Reinforced Scaffold in a Two-Year Ovine Model. American Journal of Sports Medicine 46(8): 1844-1856.
    Read
  7. Brzezinski A, Ghodbane SA, Patel JM, Perry BA, Gatt CJ, Dunn MG. The Ovine Model for Meniscus Tissue Engineering: Considerations of Anatomy, Function, Implantation, and Evaluation. Tissue Eng Part C. 23(12);829-841, 2017.
    Read
  8. Patel JM, Merriam AR, Culp BM, Gatt CJ, Dunn MG. One-Year Outcomes of Total Meniscus Reconstruction Using a Novel Fiber-Reinforced Scaffold in an Ovine Model. American Journal of Sports Medicine. 44(4): 898-907, 2016.
    Read
  9. Merriam AR, Patel JM, Culp BM, Gatt CJ, Dunn MG. Successful Total Meniscus Reconstruction Using a Novel Fiber Reinforced Scaffold: a 16 and 32 Week Study in an Ovine Model. American Journal of Sports Medicine. 43(10): 2528-2537, 2015.
    Read
  10. Balint E, Gatt CJ, Dunn MG: Design and Mechanical Evaluation of a Novel Fiber- Reinforced Scaffold for Meniscus Replacement. Journal of Biomedical Materials Research, 100A: 195-202, 2012.
    Read

Recent Abstracts of Meeting Presentations

  1. Patel JM, Brzezinski A, Ghodbane SA, Tarapore R, Lu TM, Gatt CJ, Dunn MG. "A Novel Fiber-Reinforced Total Meniscus Replacement Device Restores Load Distribution in Human Cadaveric Knees", Podium Presentation, Extremity War Injuries XIV, Washington DC, January 2019.
  2. Patel JM, Ghodbane SA, Brzezinski A, Gatt CJ, Dunn MG. Excellence in Research Award: Tissue Engineered Meniscal Replacement Using a Fiber-Reinforced Scaffold in a Two-Year Ovine Model. American Orthopaedic Society for Sports Medicine Annual Meeting. Podium Presentation. San Diego, CA. July 2018.
  3. Patel JM, Ghodbane SA, Brzezinski A, Gatt CJ, Dunn MG. Tissue-engineered Total Meniscal Replacement Using a Fiber-Reinforced Scaffold in a Two-Year Ovine Model. Orthopaedic Research Society Annual Meeting. New Investigator Recognition Award Finalist, Podium and Poster. New Orleans, LA. March 2018.
  4. Patel JM, Brzezinski A, Raole DA, Dunn MG, Gatt CJ. Interference Screw Versus Suture Endobutton Fixation of a Fiber-Reinforced Meniscus Device in a Human Cadaveric Knee Model. Orthopaedic Research Society Annual Meeting. Poster and Teaser Presentation. New Orleans, LA. March 2018.
  5. Patel JM, Brzezinski A, Lu T, Tarapore R, Dunn MG, Gatt CJ. Contact Stress Profile of a Fiber-Reinforced Total Meniscus Replacement Device. Orthopaedic Research Society Annual Meeting. Paper Presentation. San Diego, CA. March 2017.
  6. Patel JM, Ghodbane SA, Gatt CJ, Dunn MG. ER-14 Development of Novel Medical Devices to Restore Knee Function and Prevent Osteoarthritis. Armed Forces Institute of Regenerative Medicine II Investigators Meeting. Poster and Podium Presentation. Bethesda, MD. Jan 2017.
  7. Schneider G, Patel JM, Dunn MG. Platelet Rich Plasma: Isolation and Potential Application in an Ovine Model. American Medical Association Medical Student Section Interim Meeting. Poster Presentation. Orlando, FL. Nov 2016.
  8. Brzezinski A, Patel JM, Lu T, Tarapore R, Dunn MG, Gatt CJ. Load-Sharing Properties of a Fiber-Reinforced Meniscus Scaffold. New Jersey Symposium on Biomaterials Science. Poster Presentation. Iselin, NJ. Oct 2016.
  9. Patel JM, Gatt CJ, Dunn MG. Preclinical Development and Testing of a Fiber-Reinforced Total Meniscus Replacement Device. Gordon Research Conference: Musculoskeletal Biology and Bioengineering. Poster Presentation. Andover, NH. August 2016.
  10. Patel JM, Merriam AR, Gatt CJ, Dunn MG. Successful Total Meniscus Reconstruction Using a Fiber-Reinforced Scaffold in an Ovine Model. J&J Engineering Showcase. Poster Finalist. New Brunswick, NJ. Feb 2016.
  11. Patel JM, Merriam AR, Dunn MG, Gatt CJ. PLLA Fiber-Reinforced Scaffold for Total Meniscus Replacement in an Ovine Model. Orthopaedic Research Society Annual Meeting. Poster Presentation. Las Vegas, NV. March 2015.
  12. Merriam AR, Rice JW, Patel JM, Balint E, Dunn MG, Gatt CJ. Improved Fixation of a Tissue-Engineered Meniscus Implant Using Interference Screws. Orthopaedic Research Society Annual Meeting – New Orleans LA. March 2014. Poster # 1847.
  13. Patel JM, Merriam AR, Culp B, Dunn MG, Gatt CJ. Stiffer Polymer Fiber May Reduce Extrusion and Decrease Peak Contact Stresses Associated With a Fiber-Reinforced Collagen Sponge for Meniscus Replacement. Orthopaedic Research Society Annual Meeting – New Orleans LA. March 2014. Poster # 1340.
  14. Bundens GD, Gatt CJ, Dunn MG. An In Vitro Characterization of Meniscal Root Attachment Mechanics In A Large Animal Model. Orthopaedic Research Society Annual Meeting – New Orleans LA. March 2014. Presentation.
  15. Culp BM, Merriam AR, Gatt CJ, Dunn MG. A Tissue Engineered Load Sharing Scaffold for Meniscal Regeneration. American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons Annual Meeting – New Orleans LA. March 2014. Presentation – Paper # 761.
  16. Patel, JM, Merriam, AR, Dunn, MG, Gatt, CJ. A Novel Fiber-Reinforced Scaffold for Reconstruction of the Meniscus and Joint Preservation. Orthopedic Research Society, San Antonio Texas, January 2013.
  17. Merriam, AR, Gatt, CJ, Dunn, MG. A Novel Fiber Reinforced Scaffold for Reconstruction of the Meniscus. New Jersey Center for Biomaterials Symposium, New Brunswick NJ, October 2012.

Book Chapters

  1. Patel JM, Dunn MG: Cartilage Tissue Engineering, Chapter 6 in "Regenerative Engineering of Musculoskeletal Tissues and Interfaces", S.P Nukavarapu, J.W. Freeman, C.T. Laurencin, editors. Woodhead Publishing, 2015.
  2. Merriam AR, Dunn MG: Meniscus Tissue Engineering, Chapter 9 in "Regenerative Engineering of Musculoskeletal Tissues and Interfaces", S.P Nukavarapu, J.W. Freeman, C.T. Laurencin, editors. Woodhead Publishing, 2015.
  3. Dunn MG: Tissue Engineering Strategies for Regeneration of the Anterior Cruciate Ligament, in "Repair and Regeneration of Ligaments, Tendon, and Capsule", W.R. Walsh, editor. Humana Press, Totowa, NJ, September, 2005.
  4. Dunn MG: Biomechanics of Ligament Reconstruction, Chapter 13 in "Ligaments of the Knee", A.J. Tria, Jr., editor, Churchill Livingstone, New York, 1995.
  5. Dunn MG, Maxian SH: Biomaterials Used in Orthopaedic Surgery, Chapter 13 in "Implantation Biology: The Host Response and Biomedical Devices", R.S. Greco, editor, CRC Press, Boca Raton, FL, 1994.
  6. Wasserman AJ, Dunn MG: Morphology and Mechanics of Skin, Cartilage, and Bone, Chapter 3 in "Applications of Biomaterials in Facial Plastic Surgery", A.I. Glasgold, F.H. Silver, editors. CRC Press, Boca Raton, FL, 1991.