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Bioactive Functionalisation of Silicones with Polysaccharides

  • Matej Bračič
  • Simona Strnad
  • Lidija Fras Zemljič
Book

Part of the SpringerBriefs in Molecular Science book series (BRIEFSMOLECULAR)

Also part of the Biobased Polymers book sub series (BRIEFSBP)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xvi
  2. Matej Bračič, Simona Strnad, Lidija Fras Zemljič
    Pages 1-9
  3. Matej Bračič, Simona Strnad, Lidija Fras Zemljič
    Pages 11-15
  4. Matej Bračič, Simona Strnad, Lidija Fras Zemljič
    Pages 17-26
  5. Matej Bračič, Simona Strnad, Lidija Fras Zemljič
    Pages 27-68
  6. Matej Bračič, Simona Strnad, Lidija Fras Zemljič
    Pages 69-71
  7. Back Matter
    Pages 73-75

About this book

Introduction

This book covers the functionalisation of silicone surfaces with polysaccharides to improve their antimicrobial and antifouling properties, thus reducing the implant-related infections. The authors describe how silicone surfaces were chosen because silicone exhibits excellent biocompatible properties and is already being used for medical implants such as catheters, breast implants, prosthetics etc. The potential of polysaccharides such as cellulose, chitosan, hyaluronic acid, and other natural substances such as natural surfactants as coatings for silicones are also discussed, their effects are evaluated. With the aging of the population, the number of medical implants is growing and with it the number of infections associated with the use of implants.

Keywords

Bioactive Silicones Silicone-based Polysaccharides Silicone Implants Surface interactions silicones Polysaccharides silicones

Authors and affiliations

  • Matej Bračič
    • 1
  • Simona Strnad
    • 2
  • Lidija Fras Zemljič
    • 3
  1. 1.Laboratory for Characterization and Processing of Polymers (LCPP), Faculty of Mechanical EngineeringUniversity of MariborMariborSlovenia
  2. 2.Laboratory for Characterization and Processing of Polymers (LCPP), Faculty of Mechanical EngineeringUniversity of MariborMariborSlovenia
  3. 3.Laboratory for Characterization and Processing of Polymers (LCPP), Faculty of Mechanical EngineeringUniversity of MariborMariborSlovenia

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