Chitosan-Based Inverse Opals: Three-Dimensional Scaffolds with Uniform Pore Structures for Cell Culture



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Chitosan inverse opal scaffolds: Three-dimensional chitosan scaffolds with an inverse opal structure have been fabricated using a cubic close packed lattice of polymer beads as the template. The scaffolds have a uniform and interconnected pore structure as well as a fibrous morphology on the wall. They can be used as a model system for in vitro studies of cell culture and as clinically practical scaffolds for tissue engineering.