Heparin Binding to Improve Biocompatibility

Authored by: Rolf Larsson

Encyclopedia of Biomaterials and Biomedical Engineering, Second Edition

Print publication date:  May  2008
Online publication date:  May  2008

Print ISBN: 9781420078022
eBook ISBN: 9781498761437
Adobe ISBN:

10.1081/E-EBBE2-120007312

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Abstract

This entry covers a brief overview of some important and relevant biological interactions of heparin with emphasis on immobilized heparin, which is followed by a catalogue of the most prominent heparin surfaces describing their chemical constitution and the rationale for their use. Finally, some clinical applications are exemplified.

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