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Author Hari, P. R. ♦ Sharma, C. P.
Source Sree Chitra Tirunal Institute for Medical Sciences & Technology
Content type Text
Publisher Journal of Biomaterials Applications
File Format PDF
Language English
Subject Domain (in DDC) Technology ♦ Medicine & health
Subject Domain (in MeSH) Biomedical and Dental Materials ♦ Chemicals and Drugs ♦ Immune System Phenomena ♦ Biological Sciences
Subject Keyword Biocompatibility
Abstract The blood compatibility of an artificial polymeric implant largely depends on the physicochemical nature of the polymer substrate. In the present study our aim is to develop an understanding of polymer surfaces having similar surface free energy, but different chemical characteristics. We attempted to graft hydrogels onto a silastic polyurethane (Angioflex) material and optimised the surface free energy to about 35.0 ergs/cm2. We compared the protein adsorption and platelet and lymphocyte adhesion on these surfaces. It is observed that there is a relative change in behavior because of the difference in chemical nature.
Education Level UG and PG
Learning Resource Type Article
Educational Framework Medical Council of India (MCI)
Journal Journal of biomaterials applications
Volume Number 6
Issue Number 2
Page Count 91
Starting Page 80
Ending Page 170