Hemocompatibility of Polymeric Materials for Blood-Contacting Applications
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Hemocompatibility of a biomaterial plays a vital role in the overall success of the biomaterial in the body. Every implanted biomaterial tends to cause an immune response by the host tissue. The intensity of said response depends on many factors, including the properties of the material itself. In this study, we have assessed the hemocompatibility of expanded polytetrafluoroethylene (ePTFE), linear low-density polyethylene (LLDPE) and polyethylene terephthalate (PET); 3 potential materials for blood-contacting applications. The surface morphology was characterized using scanning electron microscopy ...