Conducting Polymer Hydrogels: A Single Component Conducting Polymer Hydrogel as a Scaffold for Tissue Engineering (Adv. Funct. Mater. 13/2012)

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  • Damia Mawad,

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    1. ARC Centre of Excellence for Electromaterials Science, Intelligent Polymer Research Institute, University of Wollongong, Wollongong, NSW, Australia
    • ARC Centre of Excellence for Electromaterials Science, Intelligent Polymer Research Institute, University of Wollongong, Wollongong, NSW, Australia.
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  • Elise Stewart,

    1. ARC Centre of Excellence for Electromaterials Science, Intelligent Polymer Research Institute, University of Wollongong, Wollongong, NSW, Australia
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  • David L. Officer,

    1. ARC Centre of Excellence for Electromaterials Science, Intelligent Polymer Research Institute, University of Wollongong, Wollongong, NSW, Australia
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  • Tony Romeo,

    1. ARC Centre of Excellence for Electromaterials Science, Intelligent Polymer Research Institute, University of Wollongong, Wollongong, NSW, Australia
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  • Pawel Wagner,

    1. ARC Centre of Excellence for Electromaterials Science, Intelligent Polymer Research Institute, University of Wollongong, Wollongong, NSW, Australia
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  • Klaudia Wagner,

    1. ARC Centre of Excellence for Electromaterials Science, Intelligent Polymer Research Institute, University of Wollongong, Wollongong, NSW, Australia
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  • Gordon G. Wallace

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    1. ARC Centre of Excellence for Electromaterials Science, Intelligent Polymer Research Institute, University of Wollongong, Wollongong, NSW, Australia
    • ARC Centre of Excellence for Electromaterials Science, Intelligent Polymer Research Institute, University of Wollongong, Wollongong, NSW, Australia.
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Abstract

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On page 2692 Damia Mawad, Gordon G. Wallace, and co-workers report the development of a single-component conducting polymer (CP) hydrogel that combines both electroproperties and hydrogel characteristics, i.e., electroactivity at physiological pH and temperature, a notable swellingratio, and a porous internal structure. The CP hydrogel is also shown topromote cell adhesion and proliferation, opening the way for the development of new tissue engineering scaffolds for nerve and muscle regeneration.

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