Large-scale fabrication of free-standing, micropatterned silica nanotubes via a hybrid hydrogel-templated route

Song Chen, Xuetao Shi, Shanmugavel Chinnathambi, Nobutaka Hanagata

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    Abstract

    Free-standing, micropatterned silica nanotube membranes are in situ fabricated using a micropatterned silica-coated collagen hybrid hydrogel as template. They are substrate-free, and not only maintained their micropatterned microstructure well, but also exhibited strong cell contact guidance ability to direct cell alignment and differentiation, indicating their good potential for biomedical applications.

    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)1091-1095
    Number of pages5
    JournalAdvanced Healthcare Materials
    Volume2
    Issue number8
    DOIs
    Publication statusPublished - 2013 Aug

    Keywords

    • Cell alignment and differentiation
    • Hybrid hydrogel
    • Large-scale fabrication
    • Micropatterning
    • Silica nanotube

    ASJC Scopus subject areas

    • Biomaterials
    • Biomedical Engineering
    • Pharmaceutical Science

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