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Current Strategies in Cardiovascular Biomaterial Functionalization
AbstractPrevention of the coagulation cascade and platelet activation is the foremost demand for biomaterials in contact with blood. In this review we describe the underlying mechanisms of these processes and offer the current state of antithrombotic strategies. We give an overview of methods to prevent protein and platelet adhesion, as well as techniques to immobilize biochemically active molecules on biomaterial surfaces. Finally, recent strategies in biofunctionalization by endothelial cell seeding as well as their possible clinical applications are discussed.
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Schopka, S.; Schmid, T.; Schmid, C.; Lehle, K. Current Strategies in Cardiovascular Biomaterial Functionalization. Materials 2010, 3, 638-655.View more citation formats
Schopka S, Schmid T, Schmid C, Lehle K. Current Strategies in Cardiovascular Biomaterial Functionalization. Materials. 2010; 3(1):638-655.Chicago/Turabian Style
Schopka, Simon; Schmid, Thomas; Schmid, Christof; Lehle, Karla. 2010. "Current Strategies in Cardiovascular Biomaterial Functionalization." Materials 3, no. 1: 638-655.