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International Journal of Polymer Science
Volume 2010 (2010), Article ID 296094, 22 pages
http://dx.doi.org/10.1155/2010/296094
Review Article

Surface Engineered Polymeric Biomaterials with Improved Biocontact Properties

Laboratory for Advanced Materials, Department of Polymer Engineering, University of Chemical Technology and Metallurgy, 8 Kl. Ohridski Boulevard., 1756 Sofia, Bulgaria

Received 4 August 2009; Revised 24 November 2009; Accepted 31 March 2010

Academic Editor: Shanfeng Wang

Copyright © 2010 Todorka G. Vladkova. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.

Abstract

We present many examples of surface engineered polymeric biomaterials with nanosize modified layers, controlled protein adsorption, and cellular interactions potentially applicable for tissue and/or blood contacting devices, scaffolds for cell culture and tissue engineering, biosensors, biological microchips as well as approaches to their preparation.