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TitleMicro/nano-structured superhydrophobic surfaces in the biomedical field: part II: applications overview
Author(s)Lima, A. C.
Mano, J. F.
KeywordsBioinspired
Biomimetic
cell adhesion
cell proliferation
contact angles
micro
nano-roughness
nature
protein adsorption
superhydrophilic
superhydrophobic surfaces
Tissue engineering
wettability
biomaterials
biomedical field
cell engineering
medical devices
micro/nano-structures
roughness
surfaces
superhydrophobic
Issue dateJan-2015
PublisherFuture Medicine
JournalNanomedicine
CitationLima A. C., Mano J. F. Micro/nano-structured superhydrophobic surfaces in the biomedical field: part II: applications overview, Nanomedicine, Vol. 10, pp. 271-297, doi:10.2217/nnm.14.175, 2015
Abstract(s)The properties of surfaces define the acceptance and integration of biomaterials in vivo, as well as the material's efficiency when used at research or manufacturing levels. The presence of micro/nano-topographical structures and low surface energies could bring several advantages when highly repellent surfaces are employed in the biomedical field. Biomimetic superhydrophobic surfaces have been explored for diverse applications: as an intrinsic characteristic of biomaterials to be implanted; as materials that exhibit special interactions with biological entities; or to be used in ex vivoapplications. This article aims to focus on the main motivations and requirements in the biomedical field that pushed for the utilization of superhydrophobic surfaces as suitable alternatives, as well as the great evolution of applications that have emerged in the last few years.
TypeArticle
DescriptionPart I is available at: http://hdl.handle.net/1822/40678
URIhttp://hdl.handle.net/1822/44292
DOI10.2217/nnm.14.175
ISSN1743-5889
Publisher versionhttp://dx.doi.org/10.2217/nnm.14.175
Peer-Reviewedyes
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