Artificial Platelets at Work (image) Case Western Reserve University Share Print E-Mail Caption By mimicking the shape, size, flexibility and surface chemistry of real platelets, artificial platelets are pushed out of the main blood flow to vessel walls. There, the surface chemistry enables them to anchor on damaged cells and induce faster clotting at the site. Credit Anirban Sen Gupta Usage Restrictions Please give credit to Anirban Sen Gupta Share Print E-Mail Disclaimer: AAAS and EurekAlert! are not responsible for the accuracy of news releases posted to EurekAlert! by contributing institutions or for the use of any information through the EurekAlert system.