Pristine carbon nanotube scaffolds for the growth of chondrocytes

King, Alice, Matta-Domjan, Brigitta, Large, Matthew, Matta, Csaba, Ogilvie, Sean Paul, Bardi, Niki, Byrne, Hugh, Zakhidov, Anvar, Jurewicz, Izabela, Velliou, Eirini, Lewis, Rebecca, LaRagione, Roberto and Dalton, Alan (2017) Pristine carbon nanotube scaffolds for the growth of chondrocytes. Journal of Materials Chemistry. ISSN 2050-750X (Accepted)

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Abstract

The effective growth of chondrocytes and the formation of cartilage is demonstrated on scaffolds of aligned carbon nanotubes; as two dimensional sheets and on three dimensional textiles. Raman spectroscopy is used to confirm the presence of chondroitin sulfate, which is critical in light of the unreliability of traditional dye based assays for carbon nanomaterial substrates. The textile exhibits a very high affinity for chondrocyte growth and could present a route to implantable, flexible cartilage scaffolds with tuneable mechanical properties.

Item Type: Article
Schools and Departments: School of Mathematical and Physical Sciences > Physics and Astronomy
Research Centres and Groups: Materials Physics Group
Subjects: Q Science
Depositing User: Sean Paul Ogilvie
Date Deposited: 11 Oct 2017 13:50
Last Modified: 11 Oct 2017 13:50
URI: http://sro.sussex.ac.uk/id/eprint/70468

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