Plasma polymerization for biomedical applications: A review

Coad, Bryan R., Favia, Pietro, Vasilev, Krasimir, and Griesser, Hans J. (2022) Plasma polymerization for biomedical applications: A review. Plasma Processes and Polymers, 19 (11). 2200121.

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Plasma polymers have long been of interest as thin film coatings on biomedical devices and products, to generate desirable surface properties for favorable bio-interfacial interactions. Plasma polymers have also been used as platforms for the covalent immobilization of bioactive molecules. More recently, additional aspects have been investigated, such as selective prevention of adhesion of microbial pathogens, either via plasma polymers per se or including antimicrobial drugs. Plasma polymers have also been investigated for the release of silver ions and small organic molecules. Complementing low-pressure plasma approaches, processes at atmospheric pressure have attracted interest recently, including for nano/biocomposite coatings. This contribution reviews the use of plasma polymers for intended biomedical applications, with a focus on more recent topic areas.

Item ID: 76994
Item Type: Article (Research - C1)
ISSN: 1612-8869
Keywords: antibacterial coatings, biomaterials, covalent immobilization, drug release coatings, plasma polymerization
Copyright Information: © 2022 The Authors. Plasma Processes and Polymers published by Wiley-VCH GmbH. This is an open access article under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivs License, which permits use and distribution in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited, the use is non-commercial and no modifications or adaptations are made.
Date Deposited: 27 Mar 2023 23:24
FoR Codes: 40 ENGINEERING > 4003 Biomedical engineering > 400399 Biomedical engineering not elsewhere classified @ 50%
32 BIOMEDICAL AND CLINICAL SCIENCES > 3206 Medical biotechnology > 320699 Medical biotechnology not elsewhere classified @ 50%
SEO Codes: 20 HEALTH > 2001 Clinical health > 200105 Treatment of human diseases and conditions @ 100%
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