Conjugation of gold nanoparticles to polypropylene mesh for enhanced biocompatibility

  title={Conjugation of gold nanoparticles to polypropylene mesh for enhanced biocompatibility},
  author={Daniel N. Grant and Jamie Benson and Matthew J Cozad and Ona E. Whelove and Sharon L. Bachman and Bruce Ramshaw and David A. Grant and Sheila A. Grant},
  journal={Journal of Materials Science: Materials in Medicine},
Polypropylene mesh materials have been utilized in hernia surgery for over 40 years. However, they are prone to degradation due to the body’s aggressive foreign body reaction, which may cause pain or complications, forcing mesh removal from the patient. To mitigate these complications, gold nanomaterials were attached to polypropylene mesh in order to improve cellular response. Pristine samples of polypropylene mesh were exposed to hydrogen peroxide/cobalt chloride solutions to induce formation… 

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