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Final Project Summary Published

The Final Project Summary for the FP7 BioElectricSurface Project has been published and is available for download on the project website.

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Last Updated (Friday, 25 April 2014 12:53)


Monograph on the creation and characterisation of nanodomains and biological interactions (Deliverable 2.5)


*** UPDATE: RSC selected the Project Book as its Book of the Month for August (2012)***




Biological Interactions with Surface Charge in Biomaterials
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Tofail Syed (Editor)
ISBN: 978-1-84973-185-0
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When a biomaterial is placed inside the body, a biological response is triggered almost instantaneously. With devices that need to remain in the body for long periods, such interactions can cause encrustation, plaque formation and aseptic loosening on the surface. These problems contribute to the patient's trauma and increase the risk of death. Electrical properties, such as local electrostatic charge distribution, play a significant role in defining biological interactions, although this is often masked by other factors.

This book describes the fundamental principles of this phenomenon before providing a more detailed scientific background. It covers the development of the relevant technologies and their applications in therapeutic devices such as MRSA-resistant fabrics, cardiovascular and urological stents, orthopaedic implants, and grafts. Academic and graduate students interested in producing a selective biological response at the surface of a given biomaterial will find the detailed coverage of interactions at the nanometre scale useful. Practitioners will also benefit from guidance on how to pre-screen many inappropriate designs of biomedical devices long before any expensive, animal or potentially risky clinical trials.

Last Updated (Sunday, 16 June 2013 23:29)

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Project Webpage (Deliverable 8.2)


Deliverable 8.2

The Project webpage of the BioElectricSurface Project is now available at

Last Updated (Tuesday, 13 December 2011 13:25)

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