Superhemophobic and Anti-Virofouling Coating for Mechanically Durable and Wash-Stable Medical Textiles.

  title={Superhemophobic and Anti-Virofouling Coating for Mechanically Durable and Wash-Stable Medical Textiles.},
  author={Anthony J. Galante and Sajad Haghanifar and Eric G. Romanowski and Robert M. Q. Shanks and Paul W. Leu},
  journal={ACS applied materials \& interfaces},
Medical textiles have a need for repellency to body fluids such as blood, urine, or sweat that may contain infectious vectors that contaminate surfaces and spread to other individuals. Similarly, viral repellency has yet to be demonstrated and long-term mechanical durability is a major challenge. In this work, we demonstrate a simple, durable and scalable coating on nonwoven polypropylene textile that is both superhemophobic and anti-virofouling. The treatment consists of polytetrafluo… 

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