What is it about?

Heparin-imprinted synthetic polymer surfaces with the ability to attenuate activation of both the complement and the coagulation system in whole blood were successfully produced. Imprinting was achieved using a template coated with heparin, a highly sulfated glycosaminoglycan known for its anticoagulant properties.

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Why is it important?

The observed low thrombogenicity of this copolymer combined with the attenuation of complement activation induced by the molecular imprint offer potential for the development of self-regulating surfaces with important potential clinical applications.


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Dr James R Smith
University of Portsmouth

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This page is a summary of: Heparin molecularly imprinted surfaces for the attenuation of complement activation in blood, Biomaterials Science, January 2015, Royal Society of Chemistry,
DOI: 10.1039/c5bm00047e.
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