Ashland, Virginia (PRWEB) August 06, 2013
Biomaterials engineering is an interdisciplinary field which combines knowledge of material science with biology and medicine. Biomedical requirements drive the design and function of biomaterial devices. The interface between the material surface and the surrounding fluid determines the compatibility with a biological environment. Interfacial properties are difficult to characterize and are commonly derived from separate analyses of solid surface and liquid phase.
The new brochure published by Anton Paar outlines the SurPASS method which directly analyzes the solid/water interface by means of zeta potential, an indicator for solid surface charge. The brochure, “Surface Characterization of Biomaterials,” contains information on the interaction of biological compounds with the biomaterial surfaces, including the isoelectric point, describing surface chemistry and electrostatic interactions and time-resolved adsorption studies. The brochure features tailored measuring cells which can accommodate biomaterials of different shapes and geometry.
The brochure is available for download at http://www.anton-paar.com/surface-analysis.