International Journal of Biomaterials

Advanced Surface Modifications for Blood-Contacting Surfaces of Medical Devices


Publishing date
16 Mar 2012
Status
Published
Submission deadline
16 Sep 2011

Lead Editor

1Artificial Organs Laboratory, Department of Surgery, University of Maryland, Baltimore, MD, USA

2Department of Immunology, Genetics and Pathology, Uppsala University, Uppsala, Sweden

3Department of Polymer Membranes, Institute of Macromolecular Chemistry, Academy of Sciences of the Czech Republic, Prague, Czech Republic


Advanced Surface Modifications for Blood-Contacting Surfaces of Medical Devices

Description

Blood contacting surfaces are important interface regions of medical devices and should possess compatibility with respect to device and blood sensitive parameters, such as blood constituents, blood flow dynamics and kinetics and surface condition, surface area, material nature, and geometry of the device. An effective method for devising clinically useful devices relies on surface modification of biomaterial with proven functionality and bulk properties to combat activation of the complement system induced by the surfaces.

Applications include organic and inorganic modifications of blood contacting surfaces of catheters, grafts, vascular stents, artificial heart valves, circulatory support devices, various extracorporeal tubings, hemodialysis, hemofiltration, plasmapheresis, aphaeresis, extracorporeal oxygenation membranes, and so on.

Inorganic modifications address durability and passiveness of device materials, whereas polymer-based organic modifications take care of specific biochemical reaction sequences. Transplantation of surface-modified devices to wide range of patients, optimization of technology, transition from research to clinical applications, safety and flexibility of intended use pose basic challenges for device surface modifications.

We invite advance research articles as well as review articles describing the developments in modification of medical device surfaces. Potential topics include, but are not limited to:

  • Criteria for blood-contacting surfaces: physical and chemical property assessment and attribution for medical device surfaces
  • Surface modification and biocompatible coatings through organic, inorganic, and bimolecular films or cell seeding
  • Methods to evaluate blood compatibility or hemocompatibility of medical device materials
  • Improvements for integrity and duration of biocompatible coatings
  • Anticoagulation and antithrombus coating technologies

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Articles

  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2012
  • - Article ID 291735
  • - Editorial

Advanced Surface Modifications for Blood-Contacting Surfaces of Medical Devices

Zhongjun J. Wu | Narayana Garimella | ... | Eduard Brynda
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2012
  • - Article ID 707863
  • - Review Article

Surface Modification of Biomaterials: A Quest for Blood Compatibility

Achala de Mel | Brian G. Cousins | Alexander M. Seifalian
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2012
  • - Article ID 673163
  • - Research Article

Comparison of Modified Chandler, Roller Pump, and Ball Valve Circulation Models for In Vitro Testing in High Blood Flow Conditions: Application in Thrombogenicity Testing of Different Materials for Vascular Applications

Wim van Oeveren | Ignace F. Tielliu | Jurgen de Hart
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2012
  • - Article ID 397813
  • - Research Article

Oligonucleotide and Parylene Surface Coating of Polystyrene and ePTFE for Improved Endothelial Cell Attachment and Hemocompatibility

Martina Schleicher | Jan Hansmann | ... | Ulrich A. Stock
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2012
  • - Article ID 212417
  • - Research Article

Modulation of C1-Inhibitor and Plasma Kallikrein Activities by Type IV Collagen

Sriram Ravindran | Marc Schapira | Philip A. Patston
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2012
  • - Article ID 345029
  • - Research Article

Evaluation of Antithrombogenicity and Hydrophilicity on Zein-SWCNT Electrospun Fibrous Nanocomposite Scaffolds

Brahatheeswaran Dhandayuthapani | Saino Hanna Varghese | ... | D. Sakthikumar
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2012
  • - Article ID 376321
  • - Research Article

Surface Characterization of Asymmetric Bi-Soft Segment Poly(ester urethane urea) Membranes for Blood-Oxygenation Medical Devices

Mónica Faria | Vítor Geraldes | Maria Norberta de Pinho
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