By Peter L. Frommer (auth.), Tetsuzo Akutsu M.D., Ph.D., Hitoshi Koyanagi M.D., James M. Anderson, Lawrence H. Cohn, Peter L. Frommer, Mitsuhiro Hachida, Kazunori Kataoka, Shin-ichi Nitta, Chisato Nojiri, Donald B. Olsen, D. Glenn Pennington, Setsuo Takatani

The overseas Symposium on man made middle and help units has been held 3 times, first in 1985, then in 1987 and 1990. it truly is my nice excitement to offer synthetic middle three (Proceedings of the third overseas Symposium on man made center and support Devices). The 3rd symposium was once held in Tokyo on February sixteen and 17, 1990. Our unique goal used to be to ask all of the central investigators from the key synthetic center study laboratories on the earth, within the first 3 symposia. The numbers of investigators within the fields of the factitious middle, ventricular help structures, and biomaterials, invited for the symposia, totalled 7 in 1985, eight in 1987, and thirteen in 1990. this system of the 3rd symposium consisted of forty-one papers; thirteen invited lectures, eight papers contributed upon request, with 2 from the us, and 20 commonplace chosen papers together with 2 from the USA, ana 1 each one from Australia, Germany, and South Korea. over the last 3 years, the country of scientific program of synthetic hearts and help units has replaced. in terms of pneumatically pushed blood pumps, we have stepped into the age of sensible use in sufferers. hence, during this symposium we gave a distinct emphasis to themes of scientific software, rather using a synthetic middle as a bridge to center transplantation. classes on implantable synthetic hearts, biomaterials for the factitious center, and middle transplantation have been additionally included.

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The fluorescence ratio of thrombinstimulated platelets showed a steep increase 2 to 10 s after the addition of thrombin. 05% Alb. 1% Alb. 0% Alb. latex control o 30 60 Time ( sec) Fig. 1. Fluorescence ratio of Fura 2 in platelets mixed with polystyrene latex particles (1 mM CaCl2 was added before the experiment). Alb, rabbit serum albumin time. It is obvious that the change in the fluorescence ratio of Fura 2 in platelets mixed with polystyrene latex particles was caused by contact with the particles.

Thanks are also due to Mr. Y. Fujishima and Mr. Y. Takei, Sophia University, for their help in part of these experiments. This research was financially supported by a Grant-in-Aid from the Ministry of Education, Science and Culture, Japan, and an Open Grant 1988 from the Japan Research Promotion Society for Cardiovascular Diseases. References 1. Yui N, Tanaka J, Sanui K, Ogata N, Kataoka K, Okano T, Sakurai Y (1984) Characterization ofthe microstructure of poly(propylene oxide)-segmented polyamide and its suppression of platelet adhesion.

Here, three different plasma proteins, RSA, RPF, and RIgG, were used to precoat polymer surfaces. Platelet retention in columns was also estimated as an index of platelet adhesion on the polymer surface. The changes in the platelet retention in the column and the increase in [Caz+]j in the platelets eluted from the columns are shown in Figs. 5, respectively. Although platelet retention in columns was approximately 40% -60% dependent on protein species, little difference in platelet retention was observed among the three polymers used.

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