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Spatial control over cell attachment by partial solvent entrapment of poly lysine in microfluidic channels

Baman, Nicki K. and Schneider, Galen B. and Terry, Treniece L. and Zaharias, Rebecca and Salem, Aliasger K. (2006) Spatial control over cell attachment by partial solvent entrapment of poly lysine in microfluidic channels. INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF NANOMEDICINE, 1 (2). pp. 213-217.

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Abstract

We demonstrate spatial control over cell attachment on biodegradable surfaces by flowing cell adhesive poly (D-lysine) (PDL) in a trifluoroethanol (TFE)-water mixture through microfluidic channels placed on a biodegradable poly (lactic acid)-poly (ethylene glycol) (PLA-PEG) substrate. The partial solvent mixture swells the PLA-PEG within the confines of the microfluidic channels allowing PDL to diffuse on to the surface gel layer. When excess water is flowed through the channels substituting the TFE-water mixture, the swollen PLA surface collapses, entrapping PDL polymer. Results using preosteoblast human palatal mesenchymal cells (HEPM) indicate that this new procedure can be used for facile attachment of cells in localized regions. The PEG component of the PLA-PEG copolymer prevents cells from binding to the nonpatterned regions.

Item Type:Article
Uncontrolled Keywords:microfluidic; cell binding; tissue engineering; solvent entrapment
Subjects:Biomedical Science > Nanobiotechnology
Biomedical Science > Nanotechnology for human health
Material Science > Nanochemistry
Material Science > Nanostructured materials
ID Code:1311
Deposited By:Anuj Seth
Deposited On:15 Dec 2008 10:05
Last Modified:15 Dec 2008 10:05

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