Fabian Obstals, MSc.

4th year Ph.D. student

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Fabian's work focuses on the development of a bioactive self-regulating non-thrombogenic membrane modification for extracorporeal membrane oxygenators (ECMO). The lack of hemocompatibility of current ECMO membranes and the need of anticoagulation of patients result in serious and potentially life-threatening complications. To overcome this challenge the membrane is engineered to passively prevent thrombus formation by modifying the membrane with polymer brushes.



Improving Hemocompatibility: How Can Smart Surfaces Direct Blood To Fight against Thrombi

Obstals, F.*; Witzdam, L.*; Garay-Sarmiento, M.; Kostina, N. Yu.; Quandt, J.; Rossaint, R.; Singh, S.; Grottke, O.; Rodriguez-Emmenegger, C

ACS Applied Materials and Interfaces, DOI:10.1021/acsami.1c01079 (2021)

* equal contributions

Turning a Klling Mechanism into an Adhesion and Antifouling Advantage

Dedisch,S.*; Obstals, F.*; de los Santos Pereira, A.; Bruns, M.; Jakob, F.; Schwaneberg, U.; Rodriguez-Emmenegger, C.
Advanced Materials Interfaces, 2019 (6), 1900847 (2019)

* equal contributions

Improving Hemocompatibility of Membranes for Extracorporeal Membrane Oxygenators by Grafting Non-Thrombogenic Polymer Brushes

Obstals, F.; Vorobii, M.; Riedel, T.; de los Santos Pereira, A.; Bruns, M.; Singh, S.; Rodriguez-Emmenegger, C.

Macromolecular Bioscience, 18 (3), 1700359 (2018)