Journal article

Human Neural Tissues from Neural Stem Cells Using Conductive Biogel and Printed Polymer Microelectrode Arrays for 3D Electrical Stimulation

Eva Tomaskovic-Crook, Peikai Zhang, Annika Ahtiainen, Heidi Kaisvuo, Chong-Yong Lee, Stephen Beirne, Zaid Aqrawe, Darren Svirskis, Jari Hyttinen, Gordon G Wallace, Jadranka Travas-Sejdic, Jeremy M Crook

Advanced Healthcare Materials | WILEY | Published : 2019

Abstract

Electricity is important in the physiology and development of human tissues such as embryonic and fetal development, and tissue regeneration for wound healing. Accordingly, electrical stimulation (ES) is increasingly being applied to influence cell behavior and function for a biomimetic approach to in vitro cell culture and tissue engineering. Here, the application of conductive polymer (CP) poly(3,4-ethylenedioxythiophene)-polystyrenesulfonate (PEDOT:PSS) pillars is described, direct-write printed in an array format, for 3D ES of maturing neural tissues that are derived from human neural stem cells (NSCs). NSCs are initially encapsulated within a conductive polysaccharide-based biogel inter..

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