Surface Modification of Polymeric Biomaterials

  • Buddy D. Ratner
  • David G. Castner

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-viii
  2. Surface Modification of Polymers for Biomedical Applications: Chemical, Biological, and Surface Analytical Challenges

  3. Polymerization Methods for Surface Modification

    1. Paul L. Valint Jr., Daniel M. Ammon Jr., George L. Grobe III, Joseph A. McGee
      Pages 21-26
    2. Kathleen A. White, Robert S. Ward, Rusty S. Gill, Florencia Lim, Sallie K. Coviello
      Pages 27-33
  4. Plasma Treated and Deposited Polymers

    1. David G. Castner, Pietro Favia, Buddy D. Ratner
      Pages 45-52
    2. Morton A. Golub, Theodore Wydeven, Lorie S. Finney
      Pages 53-60
    3. Chen-Ze Hu, E. Kurt Dolence, JoDean K-Person, Shigemasa Osaki
      Pages 61-68
    4. Pietro Favia, Fabio Palumbo, Marco Vito Stendardo, Riccardo d’Agostino
      Pages 69-77
  5. Characterization of Modified Surfaces

    1. J. Karlsson, J. Michálek, P. Gatenholm
      Pages 79-87
    2. Emmanuel P. Everaert, Henny C. van der Mei, Henk J. Busscher
      Pages 89-96
    3. Chih-Hu Ho, Vladimir Hlady, Chen-Ze Hu, E. Kurt Dolence
      Pages 97-105
    4. C. Della Volpe, C. Migliaresi, G. Mari
      Pages 107-115
  6. Surface Immobilization of Biomolecules

    1. Richard A. Frazier, Martyn C. Davies, Gert Matthijs, Clive J. Roberts, Etienne Schacht, Simon Tasker et al.
      Pages 117-127
    2. Crystal M. Cunanan, Richard S. Graham, Nicholas J. Manesis, Dean K. Pettit, Jim Deacon, Patricia M. Knight
      Pages 129-134
    3. Peter Heiduschka, Werner Beck, Wolfgang Kraas, Stefan Kienle, Günther Jung, Wolfgang Göpel
      Pages 135-146
    4. Liming Dai, Paul Zientek, Heather A. W. St. John, Paul Pasic, Ronald C. Chatelier, Hans J. Griesser
      Pages 147-156
    5. Chulhee Kim, Eun Kyoung Kim, In-Joo Chin, Ki Dong Park, Young Ha Kim
      Pages 157-164
    6. Sheng Li, Ronald C. Chatelier, Paul Zientek, Thomas R. Gengenbach, Hans J. Griesser
      Pages 165-173
  7. Protein and Cell Interactions with Modified Surfaces

    1. László Litauszki, Lawrence Howard, Lawrence Salvati, Peter J. Tarcha
      Pages 183-191
    2. Kenneth R. Brown, Christine D. Keating, Katherine C. Grabar, Patrick C. Smith, Glen H. Botha, Michael J. Natan
      Pages 193-201
  8. Back Matter
    Pages 203-206

About this book


Applications of synthetic materials in medicine date back over 4000 year2. The Egyptians used linen as sutures. In the Roman Empire, gold was used in dentistry. Perhaps even earlier, ivory and bone may have been used in the body by practitioners of the healing arts. The historical origins of modem biomaterials science are also hard to precisely trace, but many of the ideas that define biomaterials as we know them today evolved in the late 1950s and early 1960s. Surface modification technology has played a prominent role in biomaterials science, and has paralleled the evolution of the modem field. In a symposium organized by the Artifical Heart Program of the NIH National Heart Institute and the Artificial Kidney program of the NIH National Institute of Arthritis and Metabolic Diseases, held in Atlantic City, New Jersey, in 1968, there were already a number of presentations on surface modification. Surface characterization at that time included scanning electron microscopy, ellipsometry, contact angle methods, and infrared internal reflection methods.


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Editors and affiliations

  • Buddy D. Ratner
    • 1
  • David G. Castner
    • 1
  1. 1.University of WashingtonSeattleUSA

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