The effect of a recombinant elastin-mimetic coating of an ePTFE prosthesis on acute thrombogenicity in a baboon arteriovenous shunt.

@article{Jordan2007TheEO,
  title={The effect of a recombinant elastin-mimetic coating of an ePTFE prosthesis on acute thrombogenicity in a baboon arteriovenous shunt.},
  author={Sumanas W. Jordan and Carolyn A. Haller and Rory E Sallach and Robert P. Apkarian and Stephen R. Hanson and Elliot L. Chaikof},
  journal={Biomaterials},
  year={2007},
  volume={28 6},
  pages={1191-7}
}
A recombinant elastin-mimetic triblock protein polymer with an inverse transition temperature (approximately 20 degrees C) was used to impregnate small-diameter (4 mm i.d.) expanded polytetrafluoroethylene (ePTFE) vascular grafts. Scanning electron microscopy confirmed that initial elastin impregnation of the graft followed by further multilayer coating… CONTINUE READING