The Use of Enzymes for Oxygenator Membranes

  • Georges B. Broun
  • Canh Tran Minh


The trend in internal organ prosthesis is toward the construction of portable organs, easily adaptable to the changing conditions of current life, whose performance it is possible to control. Since the oxygenating device is permanently in contact with the blood, good hemocompatibility is important. The present oxygenators are clearly in need of improvement in terms of these criteria.


Carbonic Anhydrase Hydrogen Peroxide Solution Silicone Membrane Unstirred Layer Barium Hydroxide 


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© Plenum Press, New York 1977

Authors and Affiliations

  • Georges B. Broun
    • 1
  • Canh Tran Minh
    • 2
  1. 1.Département de Génie BiologiqueUniversité de TechnologieCompiègneFrance
  2. 2.Ecole Nationale des MinesSaint EtienneFrance

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