Biocompatibility of Haemodialysis Membranes

  • Ad van Berlo
  • Daan J. Ellens
Part of the Advances in Experimental Medicine and Biology book series (AEMB, volume 238)


At first sight the subject of biocompatibility of haemodialysis membranes seems not to fit in the scope of this book on phospholipid membranes. However, it may be appreciated that in the future crosslinked phospholipid membranes could serve as haemodialysis membranes, because of a resumed excellent biocompatibility. Moreover, the application of biomaterials in haemodialysis gives a vast playing-field for studying the interaction between bio- and artificial membranes. In this paper it will appear that many factors of biomcompatibility of haemodialysis membranes can be related to deformation/destruction of biomembranes.


Dialysis Patient Carpal Tunnel Syndrome Ethylene Oxide Anaphylactoid Reaction Membrane Surface Area 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Ad van Berlo
    • 1
  • Daan J. Ellens
    • 1
  1. 1.Organon Teknika N.V.TurnhoutBelgium

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