surfactant

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surfactant

[sər′fek·tənt]
(materials)
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surfactant

A chemical wetting agent; added to water to improve its penetration into a material; often useful in reducing the amount of water required in removing a material from the surface on which it has been applied.
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These particles, incubated with serum obtained from a poloxamine-908 preinjected animal, showed a higher protein adsorption as compared to particles incubated with serum obtained from animals that were not preexposed to poloxamine. The protein-coated nanoparticles showed similar pharmacokinetic profiles when administered to animals never exposed to poloxamine.
Schacht et al., "In vitro displacement by rat serum of adsorbed radiolabeled poloxamer and poloxamine copolymers from model and biodegradable nanospheres," Journal of Pharmaceutical Sciences, vol.
The SofLens daily disposable (Hilafilcon B, Bausch & Lomb) is one such example, and uses a high water content material packaged in a saline solution that contains poloxamine; the lens surface becomes coated with poloxamine molecules, which are then gradually released into the tear film from the moment the lens is applied to the eye.