Conducting polymer-based multilayer films for instructive biomaterial coatings

Written by Future Science OA

New research piece published in Future Science OA reports on a new method of aligning cells on biomaterials. Research performed by John G Hardy and colleagues at The University of Texas at Austin (TX, USA) has demonstrated a new method of creating instructive biomaterial coatings for cell alignment, an important feature for a variety of tissues. Designing conducting composite biomaterials based on multilayer films of poly(3.4-ethylenedioxythiophene) derivatives, chitosan and gelatin layer by layer, they demonstrated that fibroblasts both adhered to, and aligned and proliferated on, the films. This was enhanced using a DC current. The process uses dip coating, an...

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