Electric field-mediated processing of biomaterials: Toward nanostructured biomimetic systems


Significant opportunities exist for the processing of synthetic and biological polymers using electric field ('electroprocessing'). We review casting of multi-component films and the spinning of fibers in electric fields, and indicate opportunities for the creation of smart polymer systems using these approaches. Applications include 2-D substrates for cell growth and diagnostics, scaffolds for tissue engineering and repair, and electromechanically active biosystems.

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Proceedings of SPIE - The International Society for Optical Engineering