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Biocompatible thin film coatings fabricated using the electrostatic self-assembly process
Author(s): Youxiong Wang; Weiwei Du; William B. Spillman; Richard O. Claus
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Paper Abstract

Biomaterials are substances that are produced synthetically or biologically for use in the medical and the other fields. The use of biomaterials to interface with living systems, such as fluids, cells, and tissues of the body, has played an increasingly important role in medicine and pharmaceutics. In particular, the design of biocompatible synthetic surfaces to control the interaction between a living system and an implanted material remains the major theme for biomaterial applications in medicine. The novel and low-cost electrostatic self-assembly (ESA) technique provides an effective approach to incorporate various biomaterials on substrate surfaces, and gives greater opportunity to develop unique biocompatible materials with well-controlled interfaces between the living system and the implanted materia. This paper presents the design, synthesis, and characterization of multilayer thin films fabricated layer-by-layer by the ESA process using ceramics, polymers and functionalized fullerenes as candidate biomaterials.

Paper Details

Date Published: 21 May 2001
PDF: 10 pages
Proc. SPIE 4265, Biomedical Instrumentation Based on Micro- and Nanotechnology, (21 May 2001); doi: 10.1117/12.427965
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Youxiong Wang, Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State Univ. (United States)
Weiwei Du, Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State Univ. (United States)
William B. Spillman, Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State Univ. (United States)
Richard O. Claus, Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State Univ. (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 4265:
Biomedical Instrumentation Based on Micro- and Nanotechnology
Raymond P. Mariella; Dan V. Nicolau, Editor(s)

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