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938 North Loop 1604 West
San Antonio, TX 78232 United States

September 2019

Non-fouling medical devices: Slippery coatings that resist adhesion of biological matter- Joanna Aizenberg

September 10 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
TBD, 938 North Loop 1604 West
San Antonio, TX 78232 United States
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Abstract Living organisms and biological substances are among the most difficult and persistent sources of surface fouling, particularly in medical and marine settings. The ability of organisms to adapt, move, cooperate, evolve on short timescales, and modify surfaces by secreting proteins and other molecules enables them to colonize even state-of-the-art antifouling coatings, and small surface defects can trigger protein aggregation and blood clotting. Attempts to combat these issues are further hindered by conflicting requirements at different size scales and across…

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