Bioadhesion: a review of concepts and applications.
Bioadhesion refers to the phenomenon where natural and synthetic materials adhere to biological surfaces. An understanding of the fundamental mechanisms that govern bioadhesion is of great interest for various researchers who aim to develop new biomaterials, therapies and technological applications such as biosensors. This review paper will first describe various examples of the manifestation of bioadhesion along with the underlying mechanisms. This will be followed by a discussion of some of the methods for the optimization of bioadhesion. Finally, nanoscale and macroscale characterization techniques for the efficacy of bioadhesion and the analysis of failure surfaces are described.
Nanoprobe Laboratory for Bio- and Nanotechnology and Biomimetics, The Ohio State University, Columbus, 43210, USA. firstname.lastname@example.org
SourcePhilosophical transactions. Series A, Mathematical, physical, and engineering sciences 370:1967 2012 May 28 pg 2321-47
Pub Type(s)Journal Article