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3D Polymer Scaffold Arrays



Carl G. Simon Jr., Yanyin Yang, Shauna M. Dorsey, Murugan Ramalingam, Kaushik Chatterjee


We have developed a combinatorial platform for screening the effect polymer scaffold properties and composition on cell response. Traditional research involves preparing samples one at a time for characterization and testing. Combinatorial and high-throughput (CHT) methods lower the cost of research by reducing the amount of time and material required for experiments by combining many samples into miniaturized specimens. In order to help accelerate biomaterials research, many new CHT methods have recently been developed for screening cell-material interactions. However, biomaterials are frequently used to fabricate 3D scaffolds, cells exist in vivo in a 3D environment and cells cultured in a 3D environment in vitro typically behave more physiologically than those cultured on a 2D surface. Thus, we have developed CHT methods for screening cell-material interactions where the materials are presented to cells in a 3D scaffold format.
Methods in Molecular Biology
Publisher Info
Humana Press Inc, Totowa, NJ


array, biomaterials, cell adhesion, cell proliferation, combinatorial methods, polymer scaffold, rapid screening


Simon, C. , Yang, Y. , Dorsey, S. , Ramalingam, M. and Chatterjee, K. (2010), 3D Polymer Scaffold Arrays, Humana Press Inc, Totowa, NJ, [online], (Accessed June 16, 2024)


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Created December 5, 2010, Updated February 19, 2017