Blood-contacting Properties of Biodegradable Multi-Block Polymers
AbstractBiodegradable polymers are widely used as implant materials, e.g. for surgical suture. Recently, a group of bioresorbable materials with shape-memory (SM) has been developed. SM polymers have the capability to change their shape upon exposure to an external stimulus. In this study we examine the biocompatibility of these polymers to assess them for application in contact with blood cells.