Surface analysis of an encapsulation membrane after its implantation in mini-pigs.

Abstract

The biocompatibility of membranes aiming at being a part of a bioartificial pancreas has been tested. For that purpose, we have studied a polycarbonate membrane surface after its implantation in mini-pigs. The membranes were made hydrophilic by an argon plasma surface treatment followed by a dipping in a hydrophilic polymer solution. Two polymers were… (More)
DOI: 10.1088/1748-6041/2/1/S12

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