A technique is described to encapsulate activated charcoal for hemoperfusion to be used in an artificial liver support. Activated charcoal was encapsulated within chitosan-PEG matrix and subsequently surface modified with PGE1 or heparin (hep-AC-PEGCB) via the glutaraldehyde functionalities. This novel matrix was used as the supports for perfusion of endotoxin, under a flow rate of 30 ml/mt. Endotoxin adsorption was quantitatively measured by the method of Limulus Amebocyte lysate test. It seems, the hep-AC-PEGCB may be a good adsorbent system for the removal of toxic endotoxin, and the system may be useful for detoxification of blood. The hep-AC-PEGCB matrix had improved biocompatibility as demonstrated from their hemolytic potential and charcoal release. However, further studies are needed to determine their behaviour under clinical conditions.