Poly(ethylene oxide)-graft-poly(L-lysine) copolymers to enhance the biocompatibility of poly(L-lysine)-alginate microcapsule membranes.

A graft copolymer having poly(L-lysine) (PLL) as the backbone and monomethoxy poly(ethylene glycol) (MPEG) as pendent chains was synthesized. This polycationic copolymer was used to form microcapsules with sodium alginate, a polyanion. Microcapsules and model surfaces formed with PLL-graft-MPEG demonstrated reduced protein adsorption, complement binding and… CONTINUE READING