publication . Conference object . Article . 2014

Conducting polymer thin films as substrates for cell cultures

Marco Marzocchi; Erika Scavetta; Isabella Zironi; Gastone Castellani; Annalisa Bonfiglio; George G. Malliaras; Roisin M. Owens; Beatrice Fraboni;
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  • Published: 01 Jan 2014
  • Country: Italy
Abstract
<jats:title>ABSTRACT</jats:title><jats:p>In biological applications, conjugated polymers offer many advantages compared to inorganic semiconductors, due to their favorable electrical properties and their biocompatibility. Many different parameters affect the cell-substrate interaction and in this work we focus our attention on the role played by the oxidation state and surface morphology of conducting polymer substrates. We realized cell culture substrates using a thin film of a biocompatible conducting polymer widely employed in organic electronics, poly(3,4-ethylene dioxythiophene) doped with poly(styrenesulfonate) (PEDOT:PSS). The oxidation state of the sampl...
Subjects
free text keywords: conducting polimers, BIOELECTRONICS, Mechanical Engineering, General Materials Science, Mechanics of Materials, Condensed Matter Physics, Biomaterial, Inorganic chemistry, Polymer, chemistry.chemical_classification, chemistry, Thin film, Nanotechnology, PEDOT:PSS, Organic electronics, Biocompatibility, Conductive polymer, Materials science, Carbon film
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