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The demand for haemocompatibility is one of the fundamental requirements for a safe and sufficient application of artificial surfaces in contact with blood. Thrombus formation and infarctions of the capillary vascular system after blood-biomaterial interaction, as well as the activation of the complement system and the phenomenon of biodegradation, remain problematic areas. However, medical devices where large areas of artificial surfaces contact the blood of patients are applied in enormous quantities. This volume addresses the need for haemocompatibility standards by presenting the results of tests performed on the reference materials of the European Communities. Promoted by the EUROBIOMAT research programme and the International Standards Organisation, this is a major contribution to the development of internationally accepted haemocompatibility test standards.

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Authors: LEMM W (EDITOR), Freie Universität Berlin, Rudolf-Virchow-Clinic (DE)
Bibliographic Reference: Report: EN (1992)
Availability: Kluwer Academic Publishers Group, P.O. Box 322, 3300 AH Dordrecht (NL)
ISBN: ISBN 0-7923-2002-6
Record Number: 199310773 / Last updated on: 1994-11-29
Original language: en
Available languages: en