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Keywords:

  • tissue engineering;
  • infection;
  • osteoblast;
  • bacteria;
  • microgel
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The hierarchical electrostatic deposition of anionic microgels and a cationic oligopeptide throughout a PCL-chitosan nanofiber scaffold inhibits S. epidermidis colonization of the scaffold interior while promoting osteoblast adhesion, spreading, and proliferation on the scaffold surface.