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Nanostructured Self-Assembling Peptides as a Defined Extracellular Matrix for Long-Term Functional Maintenance of Primary Hepatocytes in a Bioartificial Liver Modular Device [Retraction]

Authors Giri S, Braumann UD, Giri P, Acikgöz A, Scheibe P, Nieber K, Bader A

Received 8 July 2022

Accepted for publication 8 July 2022

Published 12 July 2022 Volume 2022:17 Pages 3075—3076


Giri S, Braumann UD, Giri P, et al. Int J Nanomedicine. 2013;8(1):1525–1539.

The Editor and Publisher of International Journal of Nanomedicine wish to retract the published article. Concerns were raised regarding the duplication of 30 d and 90 d hepatocyte images shown in Figure 3A. The corresponding author did respond to our queries and did provide some data relating to Figure 3A. However, the author was unable to adequately explain why the images had been duplicated and the provided data showed inconsistencies and was not satisfactory. The decision was made to retract the paper and the authors were notified of this.

Our decision-making was informed by our policy on publishing ethics and integrity and the COPE guidelines on retraction.

The retracted article will remain online to maintain the scholarly record, but it will be digitally watermarked on each page as “Retracted”.

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