Research report 2009 - Max Planck Institute for Polymer Research
Dynamic Surfaces with Triggerable Functional Levels
del Campo, Aránzazu
Active Surfaces and Materials (Dr. Aránzazu del Campo)
MPI für Polymerforschung, Mainz
SummaryStrategies to control phenomena at the interface between artificial materials and biological systems are relevant for many fields ranging from biosensing to tissue engineering. The inertness and static character of artificial surfaces contrasts with the dynamic, reversible and evolutionary character of biological processes. This gap can be filled with novel strategies that allow precise and active change of the surface properties by application of ready-available and biological friendly external fields.