2007 NSTI Nanotechnology Conference and Trade Show - Nanotech 2007 - 10th Annual

Degradable polymeric nanowire arrays: biointerfaces for cellular control and sustained release

S.L. Tao and T.A. Desai
UCSF, US

Keywords:
nanowire, PCL, biodegradable, drug delivery

Abstract:
Nanostructured materials for applications in biology and medicine have gained interest with recent findings that cellular responses can be directed by nanotopography. Here the simple method of template synthesis[1,2] is used to create arrays of free-standing nanowires and flexible nanofibers from the biocompatible, biodegradable polymer poly( -caprolactone) (PCL). It is shown that nanostructure morphology can be controlled and complex patterning may be achieved. Furthermore, sustained release of therapeutics can be delivered by the nanowires, and cellular interactions can be controlled.

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