Reduction of albumin adsorption onto silicon surfaces by Tween 20.

@article{Zhang1997ReductionOA,
  title={Reduction of albumin adsorption onto silicon surfaces by Tween 20.},
  author={Min Zhang and Mauro Ferrari},
  journal={Biotechnology and bioengineering},
  year={1997},
  volume={56 6},
  pages={618-25}
}
The ability of Tween 20 to reduce the adsorption of albumin on silicon surfaces of different hydrophobicity was investigated by ellipsometry. As expected, protein adsorption was found to depend on the degree of hydrophobicity of the surfaces and on the concentration of the surfactant. A reduction of 90% in albumin adsorption on hydrophobic methylated surfaces by 0.05% Tween 20 was achieved, whereas a reduction of only 15% on hydrophilic surfaces was observed. Experiments of time-dependent… CONTINUE READING

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