Photo-crosslinkable PEG-Based Microribbons for Forming 3D Macroporous Scaffolds with Decoupled Niche Properties

Advanced Materials (Impact Factor: 17.49). 03/2014; 26(11). DOI: 10.1002/adma.201304805
Source: PubMed


PEG-based microribbons are designed and fabricated as building blocks for constructing a 3D cell niche with independently tunable biochemical, mechanical, and topographical cues. This platform supports direct cell encapsulation, allows spatial patterning of biochemical cues, and may provide a valuable tool for facilitating the analyses of how interactive niche signaling regulates cell fate in three dimensions.

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Available from: Li-Hsin Han, Aug 15, 2014