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Quantitative assessment of the tissue response to implanted biomaterials.

Authors
  • Vince, D G1
  • Hunt, J A
  • Williams, D F
  • 1 Institute of Medical and Dental Bioengineering, University of Liverpool, UK.
Type
Published Article
Journal
Biomaterials
Publisher
Elsevier
Publication Date
Oct 01, 1991
Volume
12
Issue
8
Pages
731–736
Identifiers
PMID: 1724732
Source
Medline
License
Unknown

Abstract

The tissue response to a small number of polymeric biomaterials was studied using monoclonal antibodies specific for certain inflammatory cell types, to develop a reliable and accurate method for the quantitative evaluation of biocompatibility. The sites of antibody binding were identified using an avidin-biotin staining procedure and the sections evaluated using a computer-aided image analysis system. The staining technique successfully demonstrated both polymorphonuclear leucocytes and macrophages in tissue samples containing polymeric biomaterials. The image analysis system facilitated the measurement of up to 30 cell-related parameters and allowed a large number of cells to be analysed.

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