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Hydrophilic Polymer Coatings for Medical Devices - Richard J. LaPorte

Hydrophilic Polymer Coatings for Medical Devices

Paperback Published: 3rd April 1997
ISBN: 9781566765046
Number Of Pages: 198

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This new text provides a practical guide to hydrophilic polymer coatings technology for applications in a wide range of medical materials and devices. It concisely provides both the scientific basics of this class of polymers and the up-to-date information needed for product development and evaluation, processing, manufacturing, and regulatory compliance. More than fifty schematics illustrate materials, processes, and equipment. The entire presentation is oriented to the practical needs of personnel involved in product development and evaluation, process engineering, and manufacturing management.

Each chapter ends with a Citations section. Preface The Property of Wettability Introduction Wettability Factors Affecting Surface Tensions and Contact Angles Measuring Surface Tensions and Contact Angles Wettability of Polymer Surfaces Hydrophilicity and the Structure of Hydrophilic Systems Introduction Contribution of Molecular Structure Hydrogels Aspects of the Network Structure Aspects of the Surface Structure Factors Affecting Swelling Characteristics Quantifying Useful Properties Common Hydrophilic Polymers Introduction Synthetic Hydrophilic Polymers Hydrophilic Polymers Prepared from Naturally Occurring Materials Considerations for Development and Manufacture Introduction Overview of Coating Technology Product-, Process-, and Facility-Related Considerations Surface Preparation Cleaning Operations Plasma Treatment Other Methods of Surface Treatment Coating Application and Curing Techniques Methods of Application Methods of Curing Additional Technologies Surface Analysis, Testing Methods, and Process Monitoring Surface Analysis Testing Methods Regulatory and Safety Concerns Regulatory Considerations Safety Considerations Applications Lubricious Coatings Drug Delivery Systems Implants Conclusion Index 54 Figures, 4 Tables

ISBN: 9781566765046
ISBN-10: 1566765048
Audience: Professional
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 198
Published: 3rd April 1997
Publisher: Taylor & Francis Inc
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 23.5 x 15.88  x 1.27
Weight (kg): 0.32
Edition Number: 1