|About this Abstract
||2018 TMS Annual Meeting & Exhibition
||Recent Developments in Biological, Structural and Functional Thin Films & Coatings
||Hybrid PMMA-coating for Biomedical Applications
||Sebastien Kriegel, Melania Reggente, Patrick Masson, Genevieve Pourroy, Daniele Passeri, Marco Rossi, Heinz Palkowski, Adele Carrado
|On-Site Speaker (Planned)
This research aims in the fabrication of innovative hybrid interfaces made of a titanium (Ti) surface and a poly(methyl methacrylate) (PMMA) film for biomedical applications. These hybrids - combining Ti and acrylic polymers- are of particular interest for the fabrication of many medical implants. Indeed, polymers are generally not linked to the metallic surfaces by strong bonds and the weak adhesion between the two components may incite mechanical failures. We develop a new strategy to establish chemical covalent bonds between Ti surfaces and PMMA films, improving their adhesion, in order to prevent delamination phenomena and design biocompatible layered structure Ti/PMMA. This methodology of synthesis is very versatile and could open new insights of paramount interest in the field of biomedical applications.
||Planned: Supplemental Proceedings volume