Polymer Based Biointerfaces: A Case Study on Devices for Theranostics and Tissue Engineering
In the design of new devices supporting biomedical applications, the focus on the processes occurring at the interface with cells is a major issue. In this context, our interest on the formulation of new biomaterials and on the synthesis of next-generation ultrasound contrast agents (UCAs) lead us to the in vitro study to assess the biocompatibility of these novel devices. As UCAs are designed for parenteral administration, the time response of the primary immune system, mainly macrophages, should be addressed.
KeywordsNitric Oxide Confocal Laser Scanning Microscopy Ultrasound Contrast Agent Membrane Hydrogel Multifunctional Device
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