Author Interviews, Kidney Disease / 28.08.2023
MedicalResearch.com Interview with: Amira Abdelrasoul, Ph.D., P. Eng.(more…)Associate Professor, Chemical and Biomedical Engineering Department of Chemical and Biological Engineering Division of Biomedical Engineering University of Saskatchewan MedicalResearch.com: What is the background for this study? Response: The background of this study lies in the pursuit of improving the compatibility of dialysis membranes used in hospitals. My team sought to enhance the performance of these membranes by incorporating heparin, a widely recognized anticoagulant. Existing heparin-grafted membranes carried a negative charge, resulting in adverse blood-membrane interactions and complications for dialysis patients. The study aimed to overcome these issues and create a neutralized membrane surface that maintains the benefits of heparin while minimizing undesirable interactions.