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Chapter 8

Interactions of Bone-forming Cells with Electrostatic Charge at Biomaterials’ Surfaces

In vitro cell culture experiments that determine cell adhesion, proliferation and differentiation are valuable tools for evaluating the biocompatibility of biomaterial modifications with charged surfaces. This Chapter will give a short overview of the basic principles of cell adhesion, then discuss some of the practical aspects of determining the proliferation of adherent cells and review cell differentiation with a focus on the osteogenic path. Finally, the impact of charged surfaces on the described cell behaviour is discussed.

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