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Javier Ramón-Azcón, Samad Ahadian, Mehdi Estili, Xiaobin Liang, Serge Ostrovidov, Hirokazu Kaji, Hitoshi Shiku, Murugan Ramalingam, Ken Nakajima, Yoshio Sakka, Ali Khademhosseini and Tomokazu Matsue Dielectrophoretically Aligned Carbon Nanotubes to Control Electrical and Mechanical Properties of Hydrogels to Fabricate Contractile Muscle Myofibers Advanced Materials 25

Article first published online: 25 JUN 2013 | DOI: 10.1002/adma.201301300

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Dielectrophoresis is used to align carbon nanotubes (CNTs) within gelatin methacrylate (GelMA) hydrogels in a facile and rapid manner. Aligned GelMA-CNT hydrogels show higher electrical properties compared with pristine and randomly distributed CNTs in GelMA hydrogels. The muscle cells cultured on these materials demonstrate higher maturation compared with cells cultured on pristine and randomly distributed CNTs in GelMA hydrogels.

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