Advanced Materials

Stimulation of Cell Adhesion at Nanostructured Teflon Interfaces

Authors

  • Sebastian Kruss,

    1. Department of New Materials and Biosystems, Max Planck Institute for Metal Research, Heisenbergstr. 3, 70569 Stuttgart (Germany) & Biophysical Chemistry, Institute of Physical Chemistry, University of Heidelberg, Im Neuenheimer Feld 253, 69120 Heidelberg (Germany)
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  • Tobias Wolfram,

    1. Department of New Materials and Biosystems, Max Planck Institute for Metal Research, Heisenbergstr. 3, 70569 Stuttgart (Germany) & Biophysical Chemistry, Institute of Physical Chemistry, University of Heidelberg, Im Neuenheimer Feld 253, 69120 Heidelberg (Germany)
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  • Raquel Martin,

    1. Department of New Materials and Biosystems, Max Planck Institute for Metal Research, Heisenbergstr. 3, 70569 Stuttgart (Germany) & Biophysical Chemistry, Institute of Physical Chemistry, University of Heidelberg, Im Neuenheimer Feld 253, 69120 Heidelberg (Germany)
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  • Stefanie Neubauer,

    1. Institute for Advanced Study and Center of Protein Science, Department Chemie, Technische Universität München, Lichtenbergstr. 4, 85747 Garching (Germany)
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  • Horst Kessler,

    1. Institute for Advanced Study and Center of Protein Science, Department Chemie, Technische Universität München, Lichtenbergstr. 4, 85747 Garching (Germany)
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  • Joachim P. Spatz

    Corresponding author
    1. Department of New Materials and Biosystems, Max Planck Institute for Metal Research, Heisenbergstr. 3, 70569 Stuttgart (Germany) & Biophysical Chemistry, Institute of Physical Chemistry, University of Heidelberg, Im Neuenheimer Feld 253, 69120 Heidelberg (Germany)
    • Department of New Materials and Biosystems, Max Planck Institute for Metal Research, Heisenbergstr. 3, 70569 Stuttgart (Germany) & Biophysical Chemistry, Institute of Physical Chemistry, University of Heidelberg, Im Neuenheimer Feld 253, 69120 Heidelberg (Germany).
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Abstract

Tunable gold nanoparticle patterns have been immobilized onto amorphous teflon surfaces in a stable manner. This method provides a general route to covalently link biomolecules onto chemically inert teflon surfaces, which enhances endothelialization.

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