October 15, 2014
A team of Harvard scientists and engineers has developed a new surface coating for medical devices that in tests repelled blood from more than 20 medically relevant substrates and also suppressed biofilm formation.
The study was reported in Nature Biotechnology.
Avoiding blood clotting and bacterial infcction
The problem they addressed was that any device implanted in the body (or in contact with flowing blood) could result in… read more