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Beata Butruk-Raszeja PhD Eng.
Magdalena Janczewska MSc Eng.
Katarzyna Każmierska MSc Eng.
Kamil Kopeć MSc Eng.
Piotr Kowalczyk MSc Eng.
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Aleksandra Kuźmińska, MSc Eng.
Aleksandra Kulikowska MSc Eng.
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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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Modification of metallic surfaces by the use of electropolymerization

Hybrid materials for cardiosurgery: modification of metallic surfaces by the use of electropolymerization

Recently we have taken up the research concerning metallic surfaces modification in order to cover it with endothelial cells layer. Endothelial cells exist inside natural vessels and heart and mediate interactions with blood, e.g. they inhibit unwanted blood coagulation. Thus, a metallic material covered with cells layer could be used to fabricate “quasi-natural” stents or other vascular devices such as artificial valves (view Hemocompatible bioactive surfaces).

Metal surface adjustment for cells growth would consist of two steps: introducing of functionalized organic film and then specific adhesion peptides coupling. For the accomplishment of the first step, the innovative method of electropolymerization has been proposed. Present works focus on investigation of electropolymerization process on biomedical stainless steel surface: process parameters selection and obtained surfaces analysis,

Fig. 1. Unmodified stainless steel 316L (left) and steel 316L covered with organic film with the use of electropolymerization.

Fig. 2. Experimental set for carrying out the electropolymerization process.

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