Review paper: Progress in the Field of Conducting Polymers for Tissue Engineering Applications

This review focuses on one of the most exciting applications area of conjugated conducting polymers, which is tissue engineering

Anca-Dana Bendrea; Luminita Cianga; Ioan Cianga

2011

Scholarcy highlights

  • This review focuses on one of the most exciting applications area of conjugated conducting polymers, which is tissue engineering
  • Strategies used for the biocompatibility improvement of this class of polymers and the integrated novel technologies for smart scaffolds generation such as micropatterning, electrospinning, self-assembling are emphasized. These processing alternatives afford the electroconducting polymers nanostructures, the most appropriate forms of the materials that closely mimic the critical features of the natural extracellular matrix
  • The biological functions of cells can be dramatically enhanced by biomaterials with controlled organizations at the nanometer scale and in the case of conducting polymers, by the electrical stimulation
  • The advantages of using biocompatible nanostructures of conducting polymers in tissue engineering are highlighted

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