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Patents

1. Gower, L..; Patel, V. M.; Sheth, P.; Gallup, A.; Ossenbeck, M. Materials and Methods for Drug Delivery and Uptake (CON) US Application 11/409,406 (Published), 2006.
2. Gower, L..; Patel, V. M.; Sheth, P.; Gallup, A.; Ossenbeck, M. Degradable Calcium Carbonate Core-Shell Microspheres for Controlled Release or Uptake US 07090868, 2006.
3. Gower, L. B.; Olszta, M. J.; Douglas, E. P.; Munisamy, S.; Wheeler, D. L. Process for making organic/inorganic composites. US 07544496 (published), 2009.
4. Gower, L. B.; Olszta, M. J.; Douglas, E. P.; Munisamy, S.; Wheeler, D. L. Method for treating a bone defect with an organic/inorganic composite. US 07547449 (published), 2009.
5. Gower, L. B.; Olszta, M. J.; Douglas, E. P.; Munisamy, S.; Wheeler, D. L. Biomimetic organic/inorganic composites (Processes for their Production, and Methods of Use). US 07514249, 2009.
6. Gower, L. B.; Olszta, M. J.; Douglas, E. P.; Munisamy, S.; Wheeler, D. L. Biomimetic organic/inorganic composites (Processes for their Production, and Methods of Use). US 07514248, 2009.
7. Gower, L. B.; Olszta, M. J. Method for producing a mineral fiber (Fibrous Minerals, Methods for Their Production Using a Solution-Precursor-Solid (SPS) Mechanism). US 07455854, 2008.

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Reviews
Gower, L. B. (2008) Biomimetic Model Systems for Investigating the Amorphous Precursor Pathway and Its Role in Biomineralization. Chemical Reviews, 108, 4551-4627
Olszta, M. J., X. G. Cheng, S. S. Jee, R. Kumar, Y. Y. Kim, M. J. Kaufman, E. P. Douglas & L. B. Gower (2007) Bone structure and formation: A new perspective. Materials Science & Engineering R-Reports, 58, 77-116.
Amos, F. F., M. J. Olszta, S. R. Khan & L. B. Gower. 2006. Relevance of a Polymer-Induced Liquid-Precursor (PILP) Mineralization Process to Normal and Pathological Biomineralization. In Biomineralization- Medical Aspects of Solubility, eds. E. Königsberger & L. Königsberger, 125 - 217. West Sussex, England: John Wiley & Sons, Ltd.
Reverse Chronological Order
Homeijer, S. J., R. A. Barrett & L. B. Gower (2010) Polymer-Induced Liquid-Precursor (PILP) Process in the Non-Calcium Based Systems of Barium and Strontium Carbonate. Crystal Growth & Design, DOI: 10.1021/cg800918g.
Jee, S.-S., T. T. Thula & L. B. Gower (2010) Development of bone-like composites via the polymer-induced liquid-precursor (PILP) process: 1) Influence of polymer molecular weight. Acta Biomaterialia, in press.
Amos, F. F., L. J. Dai, R. Kumar, S. R. Khan & L. B. Gower (2009) Mechanism of formation of concentrically laminated spherules: implication to Randall's plaque and stone formation.Urological Research,37, 11-17.
Dai, L. J., X. G. Cheng & L. B. Gower (2008) Transition Bars during Transformation of an Amorphous Calcium Carbonate Precursor.Chemistry of Materials,20, 6917-6928
Dai, L. J., E. P. Douglas & L. B. Gower (2008) Compositional analysis of a polymer-induced liquid-precursor (PILP) amorphous CaCO3 phase. Journal of Non-Crystalline Solids, 354, 1845-1854.
Amos, F. F., D. M. Sharbaugh, D. R. Talham, L. B. Gower, M. Fricke & D. Volkmer (2007) Formation of single-crystalline aragonite tablets/films via an amorphous precursor.Langmuir, 23, 1988-1994
Kim, Y. Y., E. P. Douglas & L. B. Gower (2007) Patterning inorganic (CaCO3) thin films via a polymer-induced liquid-precursor process.Langmuir, 23, 4862-4870.
Cheng, X. G., P. L. Varona, M. J. Olszta & L. B. Gower (2007) Biomimetic synthesis of calcite films by a polymer-induced liquid-precursor (PILP) process 1. Influence and incorporation of magnesium.Journal of Crystal Growth,307, 395-404.
Cheng, X. G. & L. B. Gower (2006) Molding mineral within microporous hydrogels by a polymer-induced liquid-precursor (PILP) process. Biotechnology Progress,22, 141-149.
DiMasi, E., S.-Y. Kwak, F. F. Amos, M. J. Olszta, D. Lush & L. B. Gower (2006) Complementary control by additives of the kinetics of amorphous CaCO3 mineralization at an organic interface: in-situ synchrotron x-ray observations. Phys Rev Lett, 97, 045503.
Volkmer, D., M. Harms, L. Gower & A. Ziegler (2005) Morphosynthesis of nacre-type laminated CaCO3 thin films and coatings. Angewandte Chemie-International Edition,44, 639-644.
Olszta, M. J., S. Gajjeraman, M. Kaufman & L. B. Gower (2004) Nanofibrous calcite synthesized via a solution-precursor-solid mechanism.Chemistry of Materials,16, 2355-2362.
Olszta, M. J., D. J. Odom, E. P. Douglas & L. B. Gower (2003) A new paradigm for biomineral formation: Mineralization via an amorphous liquid-phase precursor. Connective Tissue Research, 44, 326-334.
DiMasi, E., M. J. Olszta, V. M. Patel & L. B. Gower (2003) When is template directed mineralization really template directed? CrystEngComm, 5, 346-350.
Patel, V. M., P. Sheth, A. Kurz, M. Ossenbeck, D. O. Shah & L. B. Gower. (2002). Synthesis of Calcium Carbonate Coated Emulsion Droplets for Drug Detoxification. In Concentrated Dispersions: Theory, Experiments, and Applications, eds. B. Markovic & P. Somansundaran, pp. 15-25. Washington, DC: American Chemical Society.
DiMasi, E., V. M. Patel, M. Sivakumar, M. J. Olszta, Y. P. Yang & L. B. Gower (2002) Polymer-controlled growth rate of an amorphous mineral film nucleated at a fatty acid monolayer.Langmuir, 18, 8902-8909.
Malpass, C. A., K. W. Millsap, H. Sidhu & L. B. Gower (2002) Immobilization of an oxalate-degrading enzyme on silicone elastomer.Journal of Biomedical Materials Research, 63, 822-829.
Gower, L. B. & D. J. Odom (2000) Deposition of calcium carbonate films by a polymer-induced liquid-precursor (PILP) process. Journal of Crystal Growth, 210, 719-734.
Gower, L. A. & D. A. Tirrell (1998) Calcium carbonate films and helices grown in solutions of poly(aspartate). Journal of Crystal Growth,191, 153-160.
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