Improvement of Blood Compatibility of Membranes by Discharge Polymerization
The use of polymers in membrane moderated biomedical devices in which the polymer surface is in contact with blood requires the extra membrane property of blood compatibility. Some molecular factors that improve the mechanical and/or transport properties of polymer membranes do not necessarily influence the blood compatibility in a favorable manner. Therefore, the most logical and feasible approach to the problem the modification of the properties of the surface by some means that does not affect the bulk properties of the membrane, both mechanical and transport, that are required for a specific application.
KeywordsGlow Discharge Blood Compatibility Methyl Chloride Methyl Acetylene Vinyl Methyl Ether
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