Applications of Conductive Materials for Tissue Engineering

L. Wang, X. Li, Y. H. Tsou, X. Y. Xu

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Abstract

Electrical stimulation has been proven to be one of the most relevant cues to determine cell responses and tissue functionalities in many tissues of the human body, offering the opportunity for the design of electrically conductive biomaterials in regenerative medicine and tissue engineering applications. As such, conductive materials with high conductivity and excellent biocompatibility as well as suitable biodegradability are emerging as promising biomaterials for many biomedical applications. This chapter summarizes the most used conductive materials in biomedical engineering, including conductive polymers, piezoelectric polymeric materials, other novel conductive nanomaterials and self-assembled conductive hydrogels, as well as modification strategies to improve their biocompatibility and biodegradability for biomedical applications, together with their most recent achievements in nerve, bone, muscle and cardiac tissue engineering.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationSelf-Cleaning Coatings
Subtitle of host publicationStructure, Fabrication and Application
EditorsQun Wang
PublisherRoyal Society of Chemistry
Pages110-143
Number of pages34
Edition25
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1 2017

Publication series

NameRSC Smart Materials
Number25
Volume2017-January
ISSN (Print)2046-0066
ISSN (Electronic)2046-0074

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Biotechnology
  • Biomedical Engineering
  • Materials Science(all)
  • Energy Engineering and Power Technology
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering

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