Cell Behavior on Polymer Surfaces with Different Functional Groups
Recently a large number of research groups have studied the interaction of biomedical materials with cultured cells because cell-compatible materials are thought to be very important to many biomedical applications. Some of them have focused on the interaction of cultured vascular endothelial cells and biomaterials to improve their blood compatibility when vascular grafts are implanted in the body. Others have studied the interaction of tissue cells with biomaterials to improve their tissue compatibility when the materials are implanted as substitutes for organs, skin, bone, etc.
KeywordsContact Angle Acrylic Acid Water Contact Angle Graft Copolymerization Corona Discharge
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