Author(s): Hsu SH, Kao YC, Lin ZC
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Abstract In this work, we synthesized two MDI-based polyurethanes, including a poly(ether)urethane (PEU) and a poly(carbonate)urethane (PCU), by using different soft segments, poly(tetramethylene oxide) and poly(hexyl, ethyl)carbonate diol (M approximately 2,000). We demonstrated that, in addition to the enhanced biostability of PCU over PEU, the biological performances of PCU in vitro were also improved in general. These included, better cellular attachment and proliferation, less platelet activation, as well as reduced monocyte activation. The unusual wide-ranging enhancement in biocompatibility for PCU was believed to be related to the larger micro-phase separation in PCU (approximately 25 nm) that caused distinct protein adsorption on the surface. The total number of adherent monocytes (nonactivated and activated) on the bare sample surfaces, albumin pre-adsorbed sample surfaces, and fibrinogen pre-adsorbed sample surfaces.
This article was published in Macromol Biosci
and referenced in Journal of Bioequivalence & Bioavailability