volume 10, issue 4, P561-570 1976
DOI: 10.1002/jbm.820100413
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Abstract: An in vitro closed-cell kinetic blood-coagulation test was developed and used to evaluate the blood compatibility of materials. The test compares the clotformation rate on a test surface to that of a control material, Silastic. This method avoids anticoagulants, blood flow variations, and the exposure to air and other foreign surfaces. Eight pairs of cells are sequentially evaluated as to the weight of thrombus formed, the amount of unclotted blood, and the reduction in platelet count of the blood exposed to b…

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