(Adv. Eng. Mater. 1-2/2011)


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Endothelial cells form the inner lining of the cardiovascular system. It seems clear, that their surface structure and biochemistry is of critical importance for the vessels' unique blood compatibility. A logical first step to mimic these properties is the analysis of the native endothelial structure. Further details can be found in the article by J. Bossert et. al. on page 54.