Issue Date: October 20, 2014
Fluorinated Coating Repels Blood On Medical Devices
A challenge with implantable medical devices is preventing the formation of blood clots. One strategy to mitigate the problem has been to attach the anticoagulant heparin to device surfaces, but the sulfated glycosaminoglycan can leach away and cause unintended bleeding. As an alternative to heparin, Donald E. Ingber, founding director of the Wyss Institute at Harvard University, and coworkers have developed a tethered liquid perfluorocarbon (TLP) coating that repels blood and . . .
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