Surface Modification Sees Sparks

A little bit of controversy flared up during Polymer Technology Group's presentation at the Society for Biomaterials annual meeting in Chicago. The company discussed its self-assembling monolayer end groups (SAMEs). These SAMEs are designed to spontaneously form surfaces that are analogous to self-assembling monomers. Presenters Robert Ward and Keith McRae discussed the company's recent findings, how to enhance existing biomaterial polymers, and how to improve the usability of high molecular weight polyurethanes. Ward said the controversy arose simply because the process is so new.

April 19, 2007

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Surface Modification Sees Sparks

But the process can be applied to nearly any polymer and it makes strong and durable products suitable for long-term material implants. Components can be manufactured by processes such as molding, extrusion, and spraying.Want more news about biomaterials? Look for MD&DI's new blog, BiomaterialsTalk, coming soon.

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