Electroactive Tissue Scaffolds with Aligned Pores as Instructive Platforms for Biomimetic Tissue Engineering

Richard Saballos, Philip Vu, David Kaplan, Christine Schmidt, John Hardy, R. Cornelison, Rushi Sukhavasi
  • Bioengineering, January 2015, MDPI AG
  • DOI: 10.3390/bioengineering2010015

Conducting polymer-based materials for the electrical stimulation of Schwann cells

Why is it important?

What is interesting about these conducting polymer-based materials is that they have aligned pores which are similar to the natural structure of peripheral nerves that Schwann cells inhabit.

Perspectives

Dr John George Hardy (Author)
Lancaster University

This was a chance for me to combine my training in synthetic/polymer/supramolecular chemistry, materials science and cell culture. We used sacrificial supracolloidal templates to generate the pores which gave a biomimetic structure to the tissue scaffolds, that were subsequently rendered conductive and used for cell culture.

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