29 August 2017 Laser surface structuring for cell adhesion on polymers
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Proceedings Volume 10313, Opto-Canada: SPIE Regional Meeting on Optoelectronics, Photonics, and Imaging; 103132D (2017) https://doi.org/10.1117/12.2283881
Event: Opto-Canada: SPIE Regional Meeting on Optoelectronics, Photonics, and Imaging, 2002, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
Abstract
The performance of a plastic medical device depends not only on its bulk material properties, but also on the surface characteristics of the material. However, the suitability of the surface properties is often compromised in favour of the bulk properties, or due to economic considerations. In light of the fact that surface properties govern biological interactions with devices, there is an increasing emphasis on treating the surface to improve their performance in-vivo. Modification techniques that are employed involve modifications of the surface chemistry and/or morphology and include corona discharge, plasma deposition, ion beam irradiation, the immobilisation of biologically active molecules/ligands and photolithography. In general, these treatments proceed without affecting the bulk properties.
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Daphne Bhogal, Daphne Bhogal, } "Laser surface structuring for cell adhesion on polymers", Proc. SPIE 10313, Opto-Canada: SPIE Regional Meeting on Optoelectronics, Photonics, and Imaging, 103132D (29 August 2017); doi: 10.1117/12.2283881; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.2283881
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