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

Diosángeles Soto Véliz, Parvez Alam, Diana Toivola, Martti Toivakka, Catharina Alam

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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.
Original languageUndefined/Unknown
Pages (from-to)176–182
Number of pages7
JournalColloids and Surfaces B: Biointerfaces
Publication statusPublished - 2014
MoE publication typeA1 Journal article-refereed


  • Adhesion
  • Bacterial cellulose
  • Blood
  • Kaolin
  • Tribology
  • Wound

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