Dr. Claudia Sperling is a research scientist at the Max Bergmann Center for Biomaterials - a joint venture of the Dresden Technical University and the Leibniz Institute of Polymer Research Dresden (IPF).

After studying biology at the Technical University in Munich Dr. Sperling received her Ph.D. at the Technical University in Dresden. She has several years of experience in the field of hemocompatibility of biomaterials and is the group leader of the “Hemocompatible Interfaces” working unit within the Institute of Biofunctional Polymer Materials of the IPF.

Her work encompasses the establishment of in vitro hemocompatibility testing of biomedical materials, as well as a specific functionalization of surfaces with synthetic and natural coagulation inhibitors. Industrial projects covered the interaction of blood with surfaces in hemodialysis membranes, stents, catheter materials, coils for the treatment of aneurysma and antimicrobial coatings. The interaction of blood plasma proteins with nano structured surfaces as the base of hemocompatibility related reactions is the subject of ongoing projects.