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Blood-repellent materials: A new approach to medical implants | ScienceDaily

Blood-repellent materials: A new approach to medical implants | ScienceDaily

Medical implants like stents, catheters and tubing introduce risk for blood clotting and infection — a perpetual problem for many patients.Colorado State University engineers offer a potential solution: A specially grown, “superhemophobic” titanium surface that’s extremely repellent to blood. The material could form the basis for surgical implants with lower risk of rejection by the body.

Source: Blood-repellent materials: A new approach to medical implants: Engineers have grown ‘superhemophobic’ titanium surfaces that could form the basis for biocompatible medical devices — ScienceDaily