Eur. Phys. J. Appl. Phys.
Volume 56, Number 2, November 2011Topical Issue: 18th International Colloquium on Plasma Processes (CIP 2011)
|Number of page(s)||4|
|Published online||28 October 2011|
Trends in surface engineering of biomaterials: atmospheric pressure plasma deposition of coatings for biomedical applications
Department of Chemistry, University of Bari, Bari, Italy
2 Institute of Inorganic Methods and Plasmas, IMIP-CNR, Bari, Italy
3 Plasma Solution, spin-off of the University of Bari, via Orabona 4, 70126 Bari, Italy
a e-mail: email@example.com
Accepted: 13 July 2011
Published online: 28 October 2011
Cold plasma processes for surface engineering of biomaterials and biomedical devices are traditionally performed at low pressure; more and more, though, surface modification plasma processes at atmospheric pressure are also gaining popularity. This short review is aimed to list briefly atmospheric pressure plasma processes reported, in the last decade, for adapting the surface of materials to the best interactions with cells, bacteria and biomolecules.
© EDP Sciences, 2011
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