Understanding Polymer-Cell Attachment

Scientists constantly use a variety of cells in laboratories to study their behaviour. These investigations help study disease, explore how therapies work, and how to make better drugs. Cells are grown on various surfaces with each substrate influencing cell behaviour and how it might respond to a drug.

A deeper understanding of how cells and surfaces interact with each other would help in the design of surfaces for direct control of cellular behaviour. However, to do this it is necessary to clearly define the substrate itself.

Polymeric materials have been extensively studied as substrates for cell culture. [...]

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