Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: http://hdl.handle.net/20.500.12779/4087
Title: Effect of toluene extraction on BiomerTM surface: I- ESCA, ATR/FTIR, contact angle analysis and biological properties
Authors: N., Nurdin
P., Francois
Magnani, Agnese 
N., Xanthopoulos
H. J., Mathieu
R., Barbucci
P., Vaudaux
P., Descouts
Issue Date: 1995
Project: None 
Journal: JOURNAL OF BIOMATERIALS SCIENCE POLYMER EDITION
Abstract: 
Biomer is a poly(ether-urethane-urea) block copolymer widely used as biomedical devices. Extraction process of this polymer has purified its surface of low molecular weight polyurethane chains and Santowhite Powder additive. ESCA and ATR/FTIR have suggested a homogenization of the polymer by enrichment of the first layers with poly(aminomethacrylate) additive after extraction. Therefore, the surface of the extracted Biomer exhibits a different wettability and biological response. The treatment causes a significant decrease in fibronectin adsorption and induces a reduction in Staphylococcus aureus adhesion.
Description: 
55626
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/20.500.12779/4087
ISSN: 0920-5063
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