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When Blood Is Touched
AbstractThe development of blood-compatible materials is reviewed. It grew from originally simplistic views of physical requirements such as surface charge and wettability, to endothelial cells seeded onto a biodegradable cast, and tissue engineering. In vitro findings grew from the discovery of one specific protein being adsorbed, to that of sequential protein adsorption with complex implications of platelet and white cell adhesion. The main challenge is still the production of small blood vessels (capillaries).
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Vroman, L. When Blood Is Touched. Materials 2009, 2, 1547-1557.View more citation formats
Vroman L. When Blood Is Touched. Materials. 2009; 2(4):1547-1557.Chicago/Turabian Style
Vroman, Leo. 2009. "When Blood Is Touched." Materials 2, no. 4: 1547-1557.