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Materials 2009, 2(4), 1547-1557;

When Blood Is Touched

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Received: 7 September 2009 / Accepted: 16 October 2009 / Published: 16 October 2009
(This article belongs to the Special Issue Advances in Biomaterials)
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The 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). View Full-Text
Keywords: blood; surface; interface; biomaterial blood; surface; interface; biomaterial

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