The Risk in Estimating Biocompatibility
For the past ten years, concurrent with the growth of artificial organ engineering for body function replacement, there has been an extremely haphazard development of equipment for lung function replacement, bypass and heart pumps, artificial kidneys, and artificial liver and perfusion equipment. Allied to these design studies by clinicians and bioengineers has been the ever-present and growing awareness that the problem of bio-compatibility of devices to which flowing blood, tissues, or bone are directly exposed has been attacked in the most haphazard way.
KeywordsBlood Pump Extracorporeal Circuit Total Artificial Heart Artificial Kidney Thrombus Growth
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