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Synthetic Membranes in Biomedical Engineering

  • H. Lukas
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Abstract

This paper relates to the technology of membrane processes in the therapeutic domain. The most important applications for synthetic membranes include temporary replacement organs such as artificial lungs, livers and kidneys, and drug depots. Synthetic membranes have a low efficiency compared with natural membranes owing to: lacking biological compatibility (blood and tissue compatibility); low stability in the biological medium; and insufficient specificity with regard to permselectivity.

Keywords

Cellulose Hepatitis Urea Morphine Ketone 

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