On the non-linear attachment characteristics of blood to bacterial cellulose/kaolin biomaterials

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Publication Details

List of Authors: Diosángeles Soto Véliz, Catharina Alam, Diana M. Toivola, Martti Toivakka, Parvez Alam
Publication year: 2014
Journal: Colloids and Surfaces B: Biointerfaces
Journal acronym: COLLOID SURFACE B
Volume number: 116
Start page: 176
End page: 182
Number of pages: 7
ISSN: 0927-7765


In this communication, we report a non-linear variation in the strength of blood attachment to bacterial cellulose/kaolin biomaterials as the fractions of bacterial cellulose to kaolin are increased. The changes observed for attachment strength are elucidated following both experimental and numerical investigations on both the biomaterial and the blood-biomaterial interface. Our research reveals that the non-linear strength of attachment of blood is related to topographical characteristics on the surface of the biomaterial, the maleability of the biomaterial and the intermolecular strength of attraction between clotted blood proteins (fibrinogen) with the cellulose/kaolin components of the biomaterial.


Adhesion, Bacterial cellulose, Blood, Kaolin, Tribology, Wound

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