Talk: C. Picart, “Biomimetic coatings and free-standing membranes”

Catherine C. PicartApril 15, 2016

Lynch Lecture Hall, Chemistry Building
231 South 34th Street, Philadelphia, PA 19104

Surface coatings are important in various application fields as they allow to provide “bulk materials” with specific surface properties. In biomedical devices for in vitro diagnosis and in the design of implantable biomaterials, surface coatings are key to control the interactions between devices/biomolecules and implants/soft or hard tissues. I will present our work on the engineering of thin surface coatings and free-standing membranes made by the layer-by-layer assembly of polypeptides and polysaccharides. [full abstract]