Lloyd Forrestal - Boulder CO
Marc Voorhees - Arvada CO
Harold Fisher - Charlotte NC
COBE Laboratories, Inc. - Lakewood CO
The biocompatibility of polymeric and metallic articles used in contact with blood can be substantially improved by coating the articles as described. The coating materials are triblock copolymers of the polylactone-polysiloxane-polylactone type. Optimum biocompatibility is provided by a coating of optimum surface concentration. Porous membranes can be coated as described, providing improved biocompatibility of blood oxygenators, hemodialyzers and the like.