Generic parameters governing the biofunctionality of laser surface engineered nylon 6,6

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Abstract

On account of an ever increasing demand on medicine there is a need and a drive by the biomedical industry to develop robust and predictable implant technology. This paper gives an account of the implementation of CO2 and KrF excimer laser systems to modulate the biofunctionality of nylon 6,6 in terms of osteoblast cell response. There were correlative trends between the cell response, contact angle, polar component and surface oxygen content for the whole area irradiative processed samples. Thus, allowing one to identify the potential for this technology in regenerative medicine. However, no strong correlations were determined for the laser-induced patterned samples which can be attributed to the likely mixed-state wetting regime. Through analytical analysis, governing equations are discussed, showing how different parameters can be used to predict the wettability of, and biological cell response to, laser surface engineered nylon 6,6.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication31st International Congress on Applications of Lasers & Electro-Optics (ICALEO® 2012) Congress Proceedings
PublisherLaser Institute of America
Pages398-407
Number of pages10
ISBN (Electronic)9780912035963
Publication statusPublished - 1 Dec 2012
Externally publishedYes
Event31st International Congress on Applications of Lasers and Electro-Optics - Anaheim, United States
Duration: 23 Sep 201227 Sep 2012
Conference number: 31st

Conference

Conference31st International Congress on Applications of Lasers and Electro-Optics
Abbreviated titleICALEO 2012
CountryUnited States
CityAnaheim
Period23/09/1227/09/12

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials

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    Lawrence, J., & Waugh, D. (2012). Generic parameters governing the biofunctionality of laser surface engineered nylon 6,6. In 31st International Congress on Applications of Lasers & Electro-Optics (ICALEO® 2012) Congress Proceedings (pp. 398-407). Laser Institute of America.