Scanning Electron Microscopy

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Figure 1. Titanium after exposure to human blood. The bare metal is no longer visible, instead a fbrin layer, including red blood cells and platelets, covers the surface. Magnification: 1500x.

 

We use the microscope to visualize the interactions between blood components and the biomaterial or medical device of interest. The images give information about the extent of platelet, red blood cell and leukocyte adhesion, about the state of activation of the adhered platelets and about the extent of fibrin strand formation and adhesion.
Besides using the microscope ourselves we offer the possibility for you to use the system for your own samples. For scholars this means:

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