Biocompatibility of Aloe vera coated mPE

Abstract: Developing multifaceted, biocompatible, artificial implants for tissue engineering is a growing field of research. In recent times, several works have been reported about the utilization of biomolecules in combination with synthetic materials to achieve this process. Read this original research and sign up to receive International Journal of Nanomedicine here: https://www.dovepress.com/articles.php?article_id=23732
Figure 1 Steps involved in coating of Aloe vera extract on mPE samples.

Figure 1 Steps involved in coating of Aloe vera extract on mPE samples.

Figure 2 Recorded FTIR spectrum of control and Aloe vera-coated samples.

Figure 2 Recorded FTIR spectrum of control and Aloe vera-coated samples.

Figure 3 Mean contact angle values of control and coated samples.

Figure 3 Mean contact angle values of control and coated samples.

Figure 4 Representative contact angle images showing spreading of water droplet on control and coated mPE samples.

Figure 4 Representative contact angle images showing spreading of water droplet on control and coated mPE samples.

Figure 5 Representative SEM micrographs of control, microwave-treated, and extract-coated mPE samples.

Figure 5 Representative SEM micrographs of control, microwave-treated, and extract-coated mPE samples.

Figure 6 Hirox 2D images of control, 12 hours extract-coated mPE samples and 24 hours extract-coated mPE samples.

Figure 6 Hirox 2D images of control, 12 hours extract-coated mPE samples and 24 hours extract-coated mPE samples.

Figure 7 Hirox 3D images of control and extract-coated mPE samples taken at 1,000×.

Figure 7 Hirox 3D images of control and extract-coated mPE samples taken at 1,000×.

Figure 8 Hirox 3D images of control and extract-coated mPE samples taken at 1,000× with profiles.

Figure 8 Hirox 3D images of control and extract-coated mPE samples taken at 1,000× with profiles.

Figure 9 Representative 3D topographical view of control and 24 hours coated sample obtained by AFM.

Figure 9 Representative 3D topographical view of control and 24 hours coated sample obtained by AFM.

Figure 10 Comparison of activated partial thromboplastin time of control and coated mPE (n=3).

Figure 10 Comparison of activated partial thromboplastin time of control and coated mPE (n=3).

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