Conductive Polymers

Authored by: Gordon Wallace , Leon Kane‐Maguire

Encyclopedia of Biomaterials and Biomedical Engineering, Second Edition

Print publication date:  May  2008
Online publication date:  May  2008

Print ISBN: 9781420078022
eBook ISBN: 9781498761437
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Inherently conducting polymers provide an organic environment capable of efficient charge transfer that is compatible with biological systems. The incorporation of enzymes, antibodies, and even whole living cells during polymerization (while retaining molecular biological function) verifies the high degree of compatibility. Further evidence is provided by the ability to culture mammalian cells on polypyrrole surfaces. This entry demonstrates the exciting possibilities of controlling cell adhesion and proliferation and the direction of neurite outgrowth.

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