Nanotech 2007 Vol. 2
Nanotech 2007 Vol. 2
Technical Proceedings of the 2007 NSTI Nanotechnology Conference and Trade Show, Volume 2

Bio Materials and Tissues Chapter 8

Biocompatibilities of some synthetic polymers in films

Authors: G. Kim, J. Yoon, M. Ree and H. Kim

Affilation: Pohang University of Science and Technology, Korea

Pages: 711 - 712

Keywords: biocompatibilities, bacterials adhesion, cell adhesion, hydrophobicity

Materials for artificial devices require biocompatibility with the human body. Moreover, it has been well known that the implants are facilely tainted with pathogenic bacteria during surgical processes and that a few bacteria circulate in bloodstream, adhere and start to colonize on the surface of prostheses. Several factors that cause these problems include chemical and physical properties of artificial materials and characteristics of bacteria.

ISBN: 1-4200-6183-6
Pages: 838
Hardcopy: $139.95