Graphene forest devices as cell scaffolds for stem cells

Yukihiro Okamoto, Hitoshi Watanabe, Kazutoshi Kubo, Hiroki Kondo, Noritada Kaji, Manabu Tokeshi, Masaru Hori, Yoshinobu Baba

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Abstract

We developed carbon nanowalls devices (CNWs), on which graphenes vertically stand in the nanometer spacing like "graphene forest", with different wettability. CNWs permitted cell adhesion and proliferation, and especially super hydrophobic CNWs enabled easy and less invasive cell collection. Furthermore, collagen coated CNWs successfully enhanced the differential ability of the human mesenchymal stem cells (hMSC) to osteoblast cells compared to collagen coated polystyrene culture dishes. Thus, CNWs have superior many properties as cells scaffolds and are expected to be useful for regenerative medicine.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of the 16th International Conference on Miniaturized Systems for Chemistry and Life Sciences, MicroTAS 2012
PublisherChemical and Biological Microsystems Society
Pages1633-1635
Number of pages3
ISBN (Print)9780979806452
Publication statusPublished - Jan 1 2012
Externally publishedYes
Event16th International Conference on Miniaturized Systems for Chemistry and Life Sciences, MicroTAS 2012 - Okinawa, Japan
Duration: Oct 28 2012Nov 1 2012

Publication series

NameProceedings of the 16th International Conference on Miniaturized Systems for Chemistry and Life Sciences, MicroTAS 2012

Other

Other16th International Conference on Miniaturized Systems for Chemistry and Life Sciences, MicroTAS 2012
CountryJapan
CityOkinawa
Period10/28/1211/1/12

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Chemical Engineering (miscellaneous)
  • Bioengineering

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