Surface modification of copolyether-urethane catheters with poly(ethylene oxide)

E. Brinkman, A. Poot, T. Beugeling, L. Van der Does, A. Bantjes

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    Pellethane 2363 80A catheters were modified with poly(ethylene oxide) in order to improve their blood compatibility. Contact angle measurements showed that Pellethane 2363 80A surfaces had increased wettability after this modification. The results of in vitro blood compatibility tests showed that surface modification with poly(ethylene oxide) resulted in a five-fold reduction of platelet deposition. Activation of coagulation was not affected.

    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)390-394
    Number of pages5
    JournalThe International journal of artificial organs
    Issue number6
    Publication statusPublished - 1989


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