Blood compatible polymers and polymer surfaces are gaining attention for application in medical devices and artificial organs. However, when a polymer surface comes in contact with blood several processes that induce thrombus formation become evident. To control, prevent or suppress these processes, several approaches are used. The first approach is concerned about the preparation of polymer surface with a minimal interfacial free energy with blood. On one hand, the second approach aims to attach aliphatic chains to the surface, to establish a preferential adsorption of albumin. With these approaches, it is expected that various heparinization techniques for polymeric surfaces will be developed.
|Number of pages||8|
|Issue number||Suppl 6-7|
|Publication status||Published - 1 Dec 1994|
|Event||3rd Euro-American Conference on Functional Polymers and Biopolymers, Macromolecules '92 - Canterbury, United Kingdom|
Duration: 7 Sep 1992 → 11 Sep 1992
Conference number: 3