Reduced thrombogenicity of surface-treated Nitinol implants steered by altered protein adsorption

Katharina Gegenschatz-Schmid, Stefano Buzzi, Jonas Grossmann, Bernd Roschitzki, Riccardo Urbanet, Roman Heuberger, Dorothea Glück, Arik Zucker, Martin Ehrbar Blood-contacting medical implants made of Nitinol and other titanium alloys, such as neurovascular flow diverters and peripheral stents, have the disadvantage of being highly thrombogenic. This makes the use of systemic (dual) anti-platelet / anticoagulant therapies inevitable […]