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Fabrication and Characterization of Cytocompatible Polypyrrole Films Inkjet Printed from Nanoformulations Cytocompatible, Inkjet-Printed Polypyrrole Films

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  • Bo Weng,

    1. ARC Centre of Excellence for Electromaterials Science, Intelligent Polymer Research Institute University of Wollongong, Northfields Avenue, Wollongong, NSW 2522, Australia
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  • Xiao Liu,

    1. ARC Centre of Excellence for Electromaterials Science, Intelligent Polymer Research Institute University of Wollongong, Northfields Avenue, Wollongong, NSW 2522, Australia
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  • Michael J. Higgins,

    1. ARC Centre of Excellence for Electromaterials Science, Intelligent Polymer Research Institute University of Wollongong, Northfields Avenue, Wollongong, NSW 2522, Australia
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  • Roderick Shepherd,

    1. ARC Centre of Excellence for Electromaterials Science, Intelligent Polymer Research Institute University of Wollongong, Northfields Avenue, Wollongong, NSW 2522, Australia
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  • Gordon Wallace

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    1. ARC Centre of Excellence for Electromaterials Science, Intelligent Polymer Research Institute University of Wollongong, Northfields Avenue, Wollongong, NSW 2522, Australia
    • ARC Centre of Excellence for Electromaterials Science, Intelligent Polymer Research Institute University of Wollongong, Northfields Avenue, Wollongong, NSW 2522, Australia.
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Abstract

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Inkjet printed polypyrrole (PPy) films with good uniformity and conductivity are fabricated from a stable, printable PPy nanodispersion, and the cytocompatability of these platforms is demonstrated using PC12 cells. This novel approach to fabricating PPy electrodes and films for tissue engineering and cell stimulation is particularly useful where microstructures are required.

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