Patrick Jurney Has Paper Published in Macromolecular Bioscience
09/05/18 Portland, Ore.
Patrick Jurney, a postdoctoral fellow in the laboratory of Professor Monica Hinds, recently published a paper in Macromolecular Bioscience elucidating how reactive ion plasma, a process commonly used in the semiconductor industry, alters the surface of a hydrogel biomaterial: poly(vinyl alcohol). This modification of a vascular graft material allows for the attachment of endothelial colony forming cells and reduces thrombus formation depending on the parameters of the plasma treatment. These results offer hope for improving long-term patency of small diameter synthetic bypass grafts.
The paper, titled: Reactive ion plasma modification of poly(vinyl-alcohol) increases primary endothelial cell affinity and reduces thrombogenicity can be found in the September issue of Macromolecular Bioscience.
Link to the publication: https://doi.org/10.1002/mabi.201800132