The process of thrombus formation, as a consequence of the interaction of artificial surfaces with blood, is related to the activation of blood platelets. A simple ex vivo method, which is suitable for the evaluation of the platelet-surface interaction is described. This method has been used to compare the haemocompatibility of several artificial materials, including nylon-6, Silastic and pyrolytic carbon.
A simple method for ex-vivo evaluation of biomaterial interaction with blood-platelets / Mantovani, E; Marconi, W; Caprino, Luciano; Goglia, G; Togna, Giuseppina Ines. - In: INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF ARTIFICIAL ORGANS. - ISSN 0391-3988. - STAMPA. - 3:(1980), pp. 305-310.