Recent Trends in Biocompatible Materials and Microcapsular Absorbents for Kidney Function Replacement

  • T. M. S. Chang


Semipermeable microcapsules for kidney function replacement (Chang, 1964, 1966, 1969, 1972; Chang et al., 1966) are semipermeable ultrathin polymer membrane envelopes each enclosing an aqueous interior or coating a solid particle. Direct coating is more convenient for use in haemoperfusion, since this results in rigid particles which give less resistance to flow and, in addition, the rigid particles themselves offer a rigid support for the ultrathin membrane.


Activate Charcoal Biocompatible Material Rigid Particle Artificial Cell Medium Molecular Weight 
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  • T. M. S. Chang
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  1. 1.Faculty of MedicineMcGill UniversityMontrealCanada

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