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Pristine carbon nanotube scaffolds for the growth of chondrocytes

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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.

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The article was received on 01 Aug 2017, accepted on 05 Oct 2017 and first published on 09 Oct 2017


Article type: Paper
DOI: 10.1039/C7TB02065A
Citation: J. Mater. Chem. B, 2017, Advance Article
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    Pristine carbon nanotube scaffolds for the growth of chondrocytes

    A. A. K. King, B. Matta-Domjan, M. J. Large, C. Matta, S. P. Ogilvie, N. Bardi, H. J. Byrne, A. Zakhidov, I. Jurewicz, E. Velliou, R. Lewis, R. La Ragione and A. B. Dalton, J. Mater. Chem. B, 2017, Advance Article , DOI: 10.1039/C7TB02065A

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