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The role of surface energy of technical polymers in serum protein adsorption and MG-63 cells adhesion

Comelles, Jordi and Estévez, Maruxa and Martínez, Elena and Samitier, Josep (2010) The role of surface energy of technical polymers in serum protein adsorption and MG-63 cells adhesion. Nanomedicine: Nanotechnology, Biology and Medicine, 6 (1). 44 - 51.

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Abstract

Polymeric materials are widely used as supports for cell culturing in medical implants and as scaffolds for tissue regeneration. However, novel applications in the biosensor field require materials to be compatible with cell growth and at the same time be suitable for technological processing. Technological polymers are key materials in the fabrication of disposable parts and other sensing elements. As such, it is essential to characterize the surface properties of technological polymers, especially after processing and sterilization. It is also important to understand how technological polymers affect cell behavior when in contact with polymer materials. Therefore, the aim of this research was to study how surface energy and surface roughness affect the biocompatibility of three polymeric materials widely used in research and industry: poly(methyl methacrylate), polystyrene, and poly(dimethylsiloxane). Glass was used as the control material.

Item Type:Article
Uncontrolled Keywords:Surface energy; Polymer; Osteoblast; Wettability; Protein adsorption
Subjects:Biomedical Science > Nanomedicine
ID Code:8557
Deposited By:SPI
Deposited On:22 Apr 2010 10:54
Last Modified:22 Apr 2010 10:54

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