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Considerable effort has been expended in efforts to create surfaces that resist the adsorption of proteins and cells for biomedical applications. The majority of such work has focused on surfaces constructed from bulk polymers or thin polymer films. However, the fabrication of surfaces via self-assembled monolayers (SAMs) has attracted considerable interest because of the robustness, versatility, and wide-ranging applicability of these materials. SAMs are particularly appealing for biological systems where well-defined surface chemistries can be created to facilitate coupling, biorecognition, or cell adhesion along with a host of other applications in biochemistry and biotechnology.
American Chemical Society
Mougin, K.; Lawrence, M. B.; Fernandez, E. J.; and Hillier, Andrew C., "Construction of Cell-Resistant Surfaces by Immobilization of Poly(ethylene glycol) on Gold" (2004). Chemical and Biological Engineering Publications. 126.