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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.


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.

Dr John George Hardy
Lancaster University

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This page is a summary of: Electroactive Tissue Scaffolds with Aligned Pores as Instructive Platforms for Biomimetic Tissue Engineering, Bioengineering, January 2015, MDPI AG,
DOI: 10.3390/bioengineering2010015.
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