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Development of Blood Compatible Surface Coatings

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Our lab is interested in the development of anti-thrombotic polymeric coating for implants. Our goal is to understand the various processes when blood comes in contact with a polymeric surface using various blood interaction analysis and proteomic methods. Novel polymer derivatization techniques being developed to manipulate its surface interaction with blood and other biological fluids. On a fundamental level, we investigate the blood- surface interaction using well-defined and well-characterized surfaces using a variety of surface analytical techniques, calorimetry, proteomics and blood interaction studies. Major interests are in the development of specialty surface coatings for various implants (orthopaedic, coronary stents), storage containers for blood and bio-sensors.