Advances in Biochips (AB) (ISSN:2630-4511) is an international peer-reviewed journal to show new ideas and optimize methods of this promising technology. With a broad range of disciplines and expanding topics, this journal encourages submissions of original research, review article, commentary, perspective, opinion, and so on.

Topics of interest include, but are not limited to the following:
--Disease diagnosis
--Detection of bio agents
--DNA microarray
--Protein array
--Cell chip
--Tissue microarray
--Sequencing technology
--Chemical compound microarray

Vol 2 No 1 (2021)

Published: 2021-04-30

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Roles of polymer brushes in biological applications

blankpage Ajinkya Raut, Peter Renner, Rick Wang, Serge Kazadi, Siddhi Mehta, Yan Chen, Hong Liang

Polymer brushes are macromolecular structures with polymer chains tethered to a surface resembling a brush. They have shown variety of uses in biological applications. Because of the nature of crafted polymers, the functionalized surfaces exhibit unique functions such as low friction, altered adhesion, protein binding and selective adsorption. Functionalization can be controlled by changing parameters such as grafting densities, chemical configurations, shapes and thickness. In this review, a particular emphasis has been provided for studies related to biological applications of polymer brushes based on their ultra-low friction, hydrophilic elongated surfaces, and binding properties. It provides useful information for researches and labs working on finding better solutions for drug delivery, arthritis, artificial joints, antibiofouling coatings and protein immobilization and purification.

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 Editor-in-Chief: Dr. Zhenqing Li(China)
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