Nanostructured and Transparent Polymer Membranes with Thermosensitivity for Wound Dressing and Cell Grafting

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  • This work was funded by the Institute of Bioengineering and Nanotechnology, Agency for Science, Technology and Research, Singapore.

Abstract

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Transparent and nanostructured polymer membranes (see Figure of cells attached to membrane surface) have been fabricated successfully via the polymerization of bicontinuous microemulsions. The resultant membranes demonstrate temperature-dependent swelling behavior with increased water uptake at lower temperatures. These membranes could be used as wound dressings or as support for cell grafting.

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