The authors thank Y.-W. Lin for assistance with electrode lithography. This work was supported by NSF, Yamatake Co., Japan, NIH, and an REA Fellowship from the University of Michigan (C.Y.F.).
Electrically Programmable Surfaces for Configurable Patterning of Cells†
Article first published online: 20 MAR 2008
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Volume 20, Issue 8, pages 1418–1423, April 21, 2008
How to Cite
Fan, C. Y., Tung, Y.-C., Takayama, S., Meyhöfer, E. and Kurabayashi, K. (2008), Electrically Programmable Surfaces for Configurable Patterning of Cells. Adv. Mater., 20: 1418–1423. doi: 10.1002/adma.200702191
- Issue published online: 21 APR 2008
- Article first published online: 20 MAR 2008
- Manuscript Revised: 9 OCT 2007
- Manuscript Received: 29 AUG 2007
- Biocompatible materials;
- Tissue engineering;
- Block copolymers;
A microfluidic device surface coated with block copolymer and extracellular matrix (ECM) protein layers (see Figure) shows electrical programmability for cell immobilization. The surface has demonstrated the ability to pattern C2C12 murine myoblasts cells with their morphology and surface density adjustable by varying the applied electrode bias.