Materials 2010, 3(1), 638-655; doi:10.3390/ma3010638
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Current Strategies in Cardiovascular Biomaterial Functionalization

Received: 11 November 2009; in revised form: 15 January 2010 / Accepted: 20 January 2010 / Published: 22 January 2010
(This article belongs to the Special Issue Biocompatibility of Materials)
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Abstract: Prevention 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.
Keywords: tissue engineering; cardiovascular; biomaterials; biofunctionalization
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Schopka, S.; Schmid, T.; Schmid, C.; Lehle, K. Current Strategies in Cardiovascular Biomaterial Functionalization. Materials 2010, 3, 638-655.

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Schopka S, Schmid T, Schmid C, Lehle K. Current Strategies in Cardiovascular Biomaterial Functionalization. Materials. 2010; 3(1):638-655.

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Schopka, Simon; Schmid, Thomas; Schmid, Christof; Lehle, Karla. 2010. "Current Strategies in Cardiovascular Biomaterial Functionalization." Materials 3, no. 1: 638-655.

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