Low-friction hydrophilic surface for medical devices.

@article{Nagaoka1990LowfrictionHS,
  title={Low-friction hydrophilic surface for medical devices.},
  author={Shoji Nagaoka and Ryo Akashi},
  journal={Biomaterials},
  year={1990},
  volume={11 6},
  pages={419-24}
}
A hydrophilic polymer surface was developed exhibiting excellent low frictional property, namely slipperiness, when in contact with water or physiological fluid due to the reaction of epoxy-containing poly(vinyl pyrrolidone) with the polyamino compound formed on the surface of the substrate. Epoxy-containing poly(vinyl pyrrolidone) was obtained by the copolymerization of vinyl pyrrolidone as a hydrophilic component, glycidyl acrylate as a binding component to the substrate, and vinyl acetate to… CONTINUE READING

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