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Bioadhesion: a review of concepts and applications.
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PMID:  22509061     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Bioadhesion refers to the phenomenon where natural and synthetic materials adhere to biological surfaces. An understanding of the fundamental mechanisms that govern bioadhesion is of great interest for various researchers who aim to develop new biomaterials, therapies and technological applications such as biosensors. This review paper will first describe various examples of the manifestation of bioadhesion along with the underlying mechanisms. This will be followed by a discussion of some of the methods for the optimization of bioadhesion. Finally, nanoscale and macroscale characterization techniques for the efficacy of bioadhesion and the analysis of failure surfaces are described.
Manuel L B Palacio; Bharat Bhushan
Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Review    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Philosophical transactions. Series A, Mathematical, physical, and engineering sciences     Volume:  370     ISSN:  1364-503X     ISO Abbreviation:  Philos Trans A Math Phys Eng Sci     Publication Date:  2012 May 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2012-04-17     Completed Date:  2012-06-06     Revised Date:  2013-04-24    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  101133385     Medline TA:  Philos Trans A Math Phys Eng Sci     Country:  England    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  2321-47     Citation Subset:  IM    
Nanoprobe Laboratory for Bio- and Nanotechnology and Biomimetics, The Ohio State University, Columbus, 43210, USA.
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MeSH Terms
Biocompatible Materials*
Cell Adhesion*
Surface Properties
Reg. No./Substance:
0/Biocompatible Materials

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