Biocompatibility of Immobilized Aligned Carbon Nanotubes
David AX Nayagam, Richard A Williams, Jun Chen, Kylie A Magee, Jennifer Irwin, Justin Tan, Peter Innis, Ronald T Leung, Sue Finch, Chris E Williams, Graeme M Clark, Gordon G Wallace
Small | WILEY-V C H VERLAG GMBH | Published : 2011
We acknowledge the Australian Research Council (ARC) Centre of Excellence for Electromaterials Science (ACES) for providing principle funding and support for this study. We also acknowledge the support of the ARC through its Special Research Initiative (SRI) in Bionic Vision Science and Technology grant to Bionic Vision Australia (BVA). D.A.X.N. received surgical training from the Royal Australasian College of Surgeons through a study scholarship from The Victorian Neurotrauma Initiative (VNI). The Bionic Ear Institute acknowledges the support it receives from the Victorian Government through its Operational Infrastructure Support Program. The authors would like to thank: Atha Palios and the staff of St. Vincent's Hospital Department of Anatomical Pathology; Sue Pierce for veterinary guidance; Sue McKay, Liliana Pepe, Anna Destereos, Amanda Rixon at St. Vincent's Hospital Experimental Micro Surgery Unit for animal care; Elisa Borg and Christopher Baird at The Royal Victorian Hospital Biological Research Centre for breeding and supplying guinea pigs; Phil Francis and Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology Microscopy & Microanalysis Facility for training and access to electron microscopy, Stewart Gresham for laboratory, administrative and experimental support; Maria Clarke and Prudence Nielsen at the University of Melbourne, Department of Otolaryngology for histological support; Rachael Richardson and Nicole Fretwell for early pilots; and Bryony Nayagam, Dexter Irvine, and Rob Shepherd for constructive comments on the manuscript.