Fibroblast cell attachment and growth on nanoengineered sculptured thin films

M. C. Demirel, E. So, T. M. Ritty, S. H. Naidu, A. Lakhtakia

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Nanoengineered parylene-C sculptured thin films (STFs) are deposited on glass and silicon substrates using a direct one-step growth technique. The deposited STFs support fibroblast cell attachment and proliferation in vitro, which is an early indication of biocompatibility and bioactivity of this emerging class of biomaterials. Surface modification of endoprostheses of the small joints of the hand, which heal with fibrous stabilization, may be greatly enhanced by such nanoengineered biomaterials.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)219-223
Number of pages5
JournalJournal of Biomedical Materials Research - Part B Applied Biomaterials
Issue number1
StatePublished - Apr 2007

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Biomaterials
  • Biomedical Engineering


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