The good lubricity is needed as the poorly lubricated catheters can cause trauma as a result of high frictional forces between the biomaterial and tissue.
What is piezoelectricity and how does it work? Here we explain the piezoelectric effect and how this remarkable property arises.
Learn about QCM-D, Quartz Crystal Microbalance with Dissipation monitoring - an analytical tool for surface interaction studies at the nano-scale.
Plasma treatment is able to increase the wettability of most polymers. Hydrophobic recovery is often encountered which causes wettability to decrease.
Learn about the past and future development of biomaterials in regenerative medicine.