Surface modification of biodegradable polymers with layer-by-layer coatings

H. Thissen, Y. P. Li, L. Meagher, W. B. Tsai

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The application of the layer-by-layer (LBL) technique to biodegradable substrate materials for use in biomaterials and tissue engineering using poly(amino acids) was discussed. The LBL coatings were shown to significantly enhance initial chondrocyte attachment on both virgin poly(D,L-lactide) (PDLLA) and PDLLA-OH substrates. The technique was demonstrated to be suitable for porous substrates and was particularly useful for scaffold materials. The study show that LBL coatings of poly(amino acids) can be assembled on the surface of biodegradable polymers in a simple procedure.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationTransactions - 7th World Biomaterials Congress
Number of pages1
Publication statusPublished - 1 Dec 2004
Externally publishedYes
EventWorld Biomaterials Congress (WBC) 2004 - Sydney, Australia
Duration: 17 May 200421 May 2004
Conference number: 7th


ConferenceWorld Biomaterials Congress (WBC) 2004

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