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Hydrophilic Polymer Coatings for Medical Devices

1st Edition

By Richard J. LaPorte

CRC Press

198 pages

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Description

This new text provides a practical guide to hydrophilic polymer coatings technology for applications in a wide range of medical materials and devices. It concisely provides both the scientific basics of this class of polymers and the up-to-date information needed for product development and evaluation, processing, manufacturing, and regulatory compliance. More than fifty schematics illustrate materials, processes, and equipment. The entire presentation is oriented to the practical needs of personnel involved in product development and evaluation, process engineering, and manufacturing management.

Table of Contents

Each chapter ends with a Citations section. Preface The Property of Wettability

Introduction

Wettability

Factors Affecting Surface Tensions and Contact Angles

Measuring Surface Tensions and Contact Angles

Wettability of Polymer Surfaces

Hydrophilicity and the Structure of Hydrophilic Systems

Introduction

Contribution of Molecular Structure

Hydrogels

Aspects of the Network Structure

Aspects of the Surface Structure

Factors Affecting Swelling Characteristics

Quantifying Useful Properties

Common Hydrophilic Polymers

Introduction

Synthetic Hydrophilic Polymers

Hydrophilic Polymers Prepared from Naturally Occurring Materials

Considerations for Development and Manufacture

Introduction

Overview of Coating Technology

Product-, Process-, and Facility-Related Considerations

Surface Preparation

Cleaning Operations

Plasma Treatment

Other Methods of Surface Treatment

Coating Application and Curing Techniques

Methods of Application

Methods of Curing

Additional Technologies

Surface Analysis, Testing Methods, and Process Monitoring

Surface Analysis

Testing Methods

Regulatory and Safety Concerns

Regulatory Considerations

Safety Considerations

Applications

Lubricious Coatings

Drug Delivery Systems

Implants

Conclusion

Index

54 Figures, 4 Tables

Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
TEC021000
TECHNOLOGY & ENGINEERING / Material Science