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Effects of structure, morphology and heparin(-like) coatings on the tissue reaction to poly(ethylene terephtalate)

02 February 2009

PhD ceremony: P.H.J. van Bilsen, 16.15 uur, Academiegebouw, Broerstraat 5, Groningen

Thesis: Effects of structure, morphology and heparin(-like) coatings on the tissue reaction to poly(ethylene terephtalate)

Promotor(s): M.J.A. van Luyn

Faculty: Medical Sciences

 

Following implantation of a medical implant, the body will develop an inflammatory response, called the Foreign Body Reaction (FBR). Although most medical implantable materials have specifically been developed for their application, a chronic FBR may cause complications, necessitating re-operation. This thesis describes the FBR that develops after implantation of a commonly used, non-degradable material, poly(ethylene terephthalate) (PET), that is often used in artificial blood vessels and heart valves.

 

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