Improvement of Blood Compatibility of Membranes by Discharge Polymerization

  • H. Yasuda
  • M. O. Bumgarner
  • L. G. Mason
Part of the Polymer Science and Technology book series (PST, volume 6)


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.


Glow Discharge Blood Compatibility Methyl Chloride Methyl Acetylene Vinyl Methyl Ether 
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© Plenum Press, New York 1974

Authors and Affiliations

  • H. Yasuda
    • 1
  • M. O. Bumgarner
    • 1
  • L. G. Mason
    • 2
  1. 1.Camille Dreyfus LaboratoryResearch Triangle InstituteRes. Triangle ParkUSA
  2. 2.Department of PathologyUniv. of North CarolinaChapel HillUSA

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