Surface modification of polytetrafluoroethylene by ultraviolet irradiation for blood contacting biomaterials

I. Noh, J. A. Hubbell

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Abstract

Polytetrafluoroethylene (PTFE) has many mechanical, bulk and surface properties desirable in vascular grafts. However, there have been many attempts to modify PTFE to form hydrophilic and functional groups on its surface to achieve long term patency. Surface modification techniques that create functional groups on the surface while minimizing morphological damage to PTFE are investigated. The functional groups can make the surface hydrophilic and provide sites for the attachment of peptides or other polymers with blood-contacting properties.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationTransactions of the Annual Meeting of the Society for Biomaterials in conjunction with the International Biomaterials Symposium
Editors Anon
Place of PublicationSt. Louis Park, MN, United States
PublisherSoc for Biomaterials
Volume2
StatePublished - Dec 1 1996
Externally publishedYes
EventProceedings of the 1996 5th World Biomaterials Congress. Part 2 (of 2) - Toronto, Can
Duration: May 29 1996Jun 2 1996

Other

OtherProceedings of the 1996 5th World Biomaterials Congress. Part 2 (of 2)
CityToronto, Can
Period5/29/966/2/96

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ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Materials Science(all)

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Noh, I., & Hubbell, J. A. (1996). Surface modification of polytetrafluoroethylene by ultraviolet irradiation for blood contacting biomaterials. In Anon (Ed.), Transactions of the Annual Meeting of the Society for Biomaterials in conjunction with the International Biomaterials Symposium (Vol. 2). Soc for Biomaterials.