Patterning methods for polymers in cell and tissue engineering

Title
Patterning methods for polymers in cell and tissue engineering
Authors
김홍남Do Hyung KangMin Sung KimAlex JiaoDeok-Ho KimKahp-Yang Suh
Keywords
Patterning; Biocompatible polymers; Topography; Rigidity; Cell?biomaterial interface
Issue Date
2012-06
Publisher
Annals of biomedical engineering
Citation
VOL 40, NO 6-1355
Abstract
Polymers provide a versatile platform for mimicking various aspects of physiological extracellular matrix properties such as chemical composition, rigidity, and topography for use in cell and tissue engineering applications. In this review, we provide a brief overview of patterning methods of various polymers with a particular focus on biocompatibility and processability. The materials highlighted here are widely used polymers including thermally curable polydimethyl siloxane, ultraviolet-curable polyurethane acrylate and polyethylene glycol, thermo-sensitive poly(N-isopropylacrylamide) and thermoplastic and conductive polymers. We also discuss how micro- and nanofabricated polymeric substrates of tunable elastic modulus can be used to engineer cell and tissue structure and function. Such synergistic effect of topography and rigidity of polymers may be able to contribute to constructing more physiologically relevant microenvironment.
URI
http://pubs.kist.re.kr/handle/201004/65988
ISSN
0090-6964
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