Nanotechnology Conference and Trade Show - Nanotech 2006
> Program > Technical Conferences > Business & Development > Nano Impact Workshop > Nanotech Job Fair > Expo
Program
Sessions
Sunday
Monday
Tuesday
Wednesday
Thursday
Index of Authors
Index of Keywords
Confirmed Speakers
Conferences & Symposia

Conference Proceedings

Conference Technical Proceedings

Qualitative Evaluation of the Response of Human Osteoblast Cells to Nanotopography Surfaces Based on Carbon Nanotubes

I. Firkowska, S. Giannona, J. Rojas-Chapana and M. Giersig
Center of Advanced European Studies and Research, DE

Keywords:
osteoblasts, nanotopography, carbon nanotubes

Abstract:
The organization of cells within an extracellular matrix is critical to promote appropriate cellular interactions and tissue function in vivo. The ability to design and create a nano-patterning on surfaces provides new capabilities for tissue engineering and biomimetics. The purpose of this paper is to describe a technique using a lithographic approach combined with a controlled patterning of carbon nanotubes to provide nanoscaled topographies and geometries for tissue engineering. Results demonstrate that osteoblast cells respond to surface nanotopography based on carbon nanotubes (CNTs) with excellent adhesion and growth. The behaviour of the cells is influenced differently by the configuration of the nanotopography, microtopographical cues or their combination. On the other hand, the technique employed proves to be useful in patterning multiple cell types in well-defined three-dimensional geometries. This may be important for carrying out long-term biological experiments and tissue engineering in vitro.

Back to Program

Sessions Sunday Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Authors

Nanotech 2006 Conference Program Abstract

 
Nanotechnology Conference | Terms of use | Privacy policy | Contact | NSTI Home
Program | Technical Conferences | Business & Development | Nano Impact Workshop | Nanotech Job Fair | Expo |
Nanotech 2006 Home | Press Room | Venue | Subscribe | Site Map
Names, and logos of other organizations are the property of those organizations and not of NSTI.
This event is not open to the general public and NSTI reserves the right to refuse admission and participation to any individual.