Development of cationic polymer coatings to regulate foreign-body responses

Minglin Ma, Wendy F. Liu, Paulina S. Hill, Kaitlin M. Bratlie, Daniel J. Siegwart, Justin Chin, Miri Park, Joao Guerreiro, Daniel G. Anderson

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A library of cationic polymers, poly(beta-amino alcohols) with a great chemical diversity are synthesized using combinatorial polymerization. These polymers, when immobilized on a surface, drastically affect the behavior of monocyte/macrophage cells in vitro and early inflammatory reactions in vivo. Certain polymers are found capable of mitigating the foreign-body responses.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)H189-H194
JournalAdvanced Materials
Issue number24
StatePublished - Jun 24 2011



  • biomaterials
  • biomedical materials
  • foreign-body responses
  • poly(beta-amino alcohol)
  • polymer coatings

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Materials Science(all)
  • Mechanics of Materials
  • Mechanical Engineering

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Ma, M., Liu, W. F., Hill, P. S., Bratlie, K. M., Siegwart, D. J., Chin, J., Park, M., Guerreiro, J., & Anderson, D. G. (2011). Development of cationic polymer coatings to regulate foreign-body responses. Advanced Materials, 23(24), H189-H194.