4. Biomedical Applications of Biomimetic Polymers: The Phosphorylcholine-Containing Polymers

  1. Matteo Santin and
  2. Gary Phillips
  1. Andrew L. Lewis1 and
  2. Andrew W. Lloyd2

Published Online: 19 MAR 2012

DOI: 10.1002/9781118129906.ch4

Biomimetic, Bioresponsive, and Bioactive Materials: An Introduction to Integrating Materials with Tissues

Biomimetic, Bioresponsive, and Bioactive Materials: An Introduction to Integrating Materials with Tissues

How to Cite

Lewis, A. L. and Lloyd, A. W. (2012) Biomedical Applications of Biomimetic Polymers: The Phosphorylcholine-Containing Polymers, in Biomimetic, Bioresponsive, and Bioactive Materials: An Introduction to Integrating Materials with Tissues (eds M. Santin and G. Phillips), John Wiley & Sons, Inc., Hoboken, NJ, USA. doi: 10.1002/9781118129906.ch4

Editor Information

  1. Brighton Studies in Tissue-Mimicry and Aided Regeneration (BrightSTAR), School of Pharmacy and Biomolecular Sciences, University of Brighton, Brighton, UK

Author Information

  1. 1

    Biocompatibles UK Ltd, Farnham, Surrey, UK

  2. 2

    University of Brighton, Moulsecooomb, Brighton, UK

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 19 MAR 2012
  2. Published Print: 30 MAR 2012

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9780470056714

Online ISBN: 9781118129906

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Keywords:

  • PC-containing polymers, and biomedical applications;
  • biological compatibility, hemocompatibility of materials;
  • PC polymer and adverse biological suppression, as a platform

Summary

This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Historical Perspective

  • Synthesis of PC-Containing Polymers

  • Physicochemical Properties of PC-Containing Polymers

  • Stability and Mechanical Property Considerations

  • Biological Compatibility

  • Applications of PC Polymers

  • Summary

  • Exercises/Questions for Chapter 4

  • References