Self-assembled monolayers and polymer brushes in biotechnology: current applications and future perspectives.

@article{Senaratne2005SelfassembledMA,
  title={Self-assembled monolayers and polymer brushes in biotechnology: current applications and future perspectives.},
  author={Wageesha Senaratne and Luisa Andruzzi and Christopher K Ober},
  journal={Biomacromolecules},
  year={2005},
  volume={6 5},
  pages={2427-48}
}
The chemistry and topography of a surface affect biological response and are of fundamental importance, especially when living systems encounter synthetic surfaces. Most biomolecules have immense recognition power (specific binding) and simultaneously have a tendency to physically adsorb onto a solid substrate without specific receptor recognition (nonspecific adsorption). Therefore, to create useful materials for many biotechnology applications, interfaces are required that have both enhanced… CONTINUE READING