Engineered antifouling microtopographies – correlating wettability with cell attachment

  title={Engineered antifouling microtopographies – correlating wettability with cell attachment},
  author={M. L. Carman and Thomas G. Estes and A. Feinberg and James F. Schumacher and W. Wilkerson and Leslie H. Wilson and M. Callow and J. Callow and A. Brennan},
  pages={11 - 21}
  • M. L. Carman, Thomas G. Estes, +6 authors A. Brennan
  • Published 2006
  • Medicine, Biology
  • Biofouling
  • Abstract Bioadhesion and surface wettability are influenced by microscale topography. In the present study, engineered pillars, ridges and biomimetic topography inspired by the skin of fast moving sharks (Sharklet AF™) were replicated in polydimethylsiloxane elastomer. Sessile drop contact angle changes on the surfaces correlated well (R2 = 0.89) with Wenzel and Cassie and Baxter's relationships for wettability. Two separate biological responses, i.e. settlement of Ulva linza zoospores and… CONTINUE READING
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