Scientists develop ‘blood-repellant’ material

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US-based scientists have developed a blood-repellant material which they claim can prevent blood clots in patients getting medical implants. A “superhemophobic” titanium surface was created by growing chemically-altered surfaces acting as barriers between titanium sheets and blood. If successfully applied, it could form the basis for surgical implants with lower risk of rejection by the body.

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