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Interfacial Hydrogel Coatings to Improve the Biocompatibility of Bioprosthetic Valves
Bioprosthetic valves (BPVs) recapitulate physiological blood flow for patients with late-stage heart valve failure, but the fixed xenograft tissues deteriorate over time. BPVs fail in roughly 15 years, requiring over 300,000 ...
Resolving Flow Properties of Spiral Groove Bearings to Improve Mechanical Circulatory Support Hemocompatibility
Rotary blood pumps are utilized as bridge to transplant, bridge to destination, and bridge to recovery devices to support a failing heart. These pumps unload the ventricles (ventricular assist devices) or replace the heart ...
Optimizing Magnetic Iron Oxide Nanoparticles for Cancer Theranostic Applications
Magnetic iron oxide nanoparticles (MIONs) have unique physical-chemical properties for a wide range of biomedical applications, including targeted drug delivery, multimodality molecular imaging, thermal therapies, and ...