Blood compatibility of a novel elastic gelatin gel (e-gel) from salmon collagen was evaluated. After a 10-min incubation of the e-gel with rat whole blood, there was a macroscopically small thrombus formation on the e-gel. Microscopic observation revealed that few platelets had adhered to the e-gel. Furthermore, the platelet adhesion rate was markedly lower on the e-gel compared to collagen-coated and fibrinogen-coated surfaces. Comparable results were obtained with re-crosslinked e-gel. In conclusion, the e-gel demonstrated good blood compatibility.
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