Tomasz Ciach PhD Eng. Professor
Beata Butruk-Raszeja PhD Eng.
Magdalena Janczewska MSc Eng.
Katarzyna Każmierska MSc Eng.
Kamil Kopeć MSc Eng.
Piotr Kowalczyk MSc Eng.
Martyna Kucharska PhD Eng.
Aleksandra Kuźmińska, MSc Eng.
Aleksandra Kulikowska MSc Eng.
Ilona Łojszczyk MSc Eng.
Aleksandra Mościcka-Studzińska MSc Eng.
Rafał Podgórski MSc Eng.
Aleksandra Poniatowska MSc Eng.
Agata Stefanek MSc Eng.
Paulina Trzaskowska MSc Eng.
Maciej Trzaskowski MSc Eng.

Iga Wasiak MSc Eng.

Michał Wojasiński MSc Eng.


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Artificial heart prosthesis

One of the areas of our group are hemocompatible materials (not causing the phenomenon of thrombosis). These materials are necessary for the production of durable medical implants in direct contact with the blood, such as cardiac support systems, artificial blood vessels, or TAH-type systems (total artificial heart). One of the major problems in engineering biomaterials in contact with blood is the activation of platelets and thrombosis (blood clots). In natural physiological conditions in the human body there are a number of active mechanisms that prevents blood clotting. The situation changes during contact of blood with foreign material - such contact triggers the body's response, which is a type of inflammatory response, leading to the activation of blood clotting factors and the production of blood clots on the surface of the material. Thrombus formation is undesirable and dangerous - clots prevent normal blood flow and function of the implant, and the movement of blood clots also carries the risk of serious complications - stroke or heart attack.

Polish Ventricular Assist Device POLVAD.

Our group is currently conducting research on three types of hemocompatible surfaces:

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Papers available on ResearchGate.
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