Functionalization and characterization of silk based gel-spun vascular grafts.

Smoot, Daniel.
2017-04-20T13:59:57.556Z

Abstract: Abstract Vascular grafts made from synthetic materials such as ePTFE (Teflon) and PET (Darcon) demonstrate low rates of patency in the small (1-6mm) inner diameter (ID) regime, which is attributed to thrombosis and anastamotic intimal hyperplasia. Here we propose the utilization of a functionalized acellular and absorbable gel-spun silk vascular graft as an alternative material to synthe... read more

Subjects
Tufts University. Department of Biomedical Engineering.
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http://hdl.handle.net/10427/012054
ID: tufts:21529
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