Polymer coatings for biomedical applications: a review

J. R. Smith, D. A. Lamprou
  • Transactions of the IMF, January 2014, Taylor & Francis
  • DOI: 10.1179/0020296713z.000000000157

Coatings for medical applications

Photo by Piron Guillaume on Unsplash

Photo by Piron Guillaume on Unsplash

What is it about?

This review describes some of the recent literature concerning polymer coatings on materials used in medical applications. These areas include orthopaedics, cardiovascular stents, antibacterial surfaces, drugs and sensors.

Why is it important?

The review will be useful to those requiring an overview or directed specific reading on the use of polymer coatings for medical applications.


Dr James R Smith
University of Portsmouth

Please contact me at www.jamesrsmith.net if you would like a free postprint version.

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The following have contributed to this page: Dr James R Smith and Dimitrios A. Lamprou