PTFEP-Al2O3 hybrid nanowires reducing thrombosis and biofouling

Aiman Haidar, Awadelkareem A. Ali, Salih Veziroglu, Jacek Fiutowski, Hermann Eichler, Isabelle Müller, Karin Kiefer, Franz Faupel , Markus Bischoff, Michael Veith, Oral Cenk Aktas, Hashim Abdul-Khaliq

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Thrombosis and bacterial infection are major problems in
cardiovascular implants. Here we demonstrated that a
superhydrophobic surface composed of Poly(bis(2,2,2-
trifluoroethoxy)phosphazene) (PTFEP)-Al2O3 hybrid nanowires
(NWs) is effective to reduce both platelet adhesion/activation and
bacterial adherence/colonization. The proposed approach allows
surface modification of cardiovascular implants which have 3D
complex geometries.
Original languageEnglish
JournalNanoscale Advances
Issue number12
Pages (from-to)4659-4664
Publication statusPublished - 19. Oct 2019


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