An innovative medical implant material that repels blood could ‘trick’ the body into thinking the implant is not there at all—reducing the chances of rejection.
Developed by a team from Colorado State University, the superhemophic surface was created by chemically altering a sheet of titanium so that it will completely reject liquids—including blood. This creates a sort of barrier between the implant and the patient’s blood, eliminating the risk of clotting and reducing the risk of implant rejection.
The team is still developing the technology in preparation for in vivo studies.
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