Biology & Biomedical

Harrick PlasmaApplicationsBiology & Biomedical

Effective biological and biomedical research requires specific control of the cellular microenvironment and biomaterial characteristics. Plasma treatment cleans, sterilizes and activates the surfaces of biomaterials through the introduction of functional groups without affecting the bulk. Increased hydrophilicity or hydrophobicity of material surfaces increase the adhesion, coverage and proliferation of cells or induce the formation of spheroids respectively. In addition, plasma treatment has been shown to improve biocompatibility and antibiofouling characteristics for numerous applications. As a result plasma treatments is used extensively for cell seeding, protein adsorption, biomaterial coating and implant surface activation. This page contains brief application summaries and relevant articles concerning the use of plasma treatment in biological and biomedical research.

Immunoassay Development

Immunoassay Development

Immunoassays identify disease biomarkers in patient samples and enable the detection of viruses, cancers and various other pathogens by exploiting the relationship between antibodies and antigens [1]. Widely used diagnostic immunoassays such as...

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Titanium Implants

Titanium Implants

Plasma treatment is used to tailor titanium and titanium alloy surface properties for improved osseointegration in dental and orthopedic implant research. Titanium is a well-known and frequently used implant biomaterial due to its biocompatibility,...

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