A precision technology for controlling protein adsorption and cell adhesion in bioMEMS

A surface coating technique is investigated to enhance device biocompatibility by eliminating bio-fouling, the strong but non-specific affinity of proteins and cells to attach to surfaces. This coating is a conformal, thin poly(ethylene glycol)-like film deposited in a glow discharge of tetraglyme. Substrates with different chemistries are successfully… (More)