This communication describes our work in electrical, topological, and chemical micromodification of surfaces to modulate cellular form and function. We have addressed the surface physico-chemico-mechano properties of cell culture substrates that play a role in modulating cellular behavior. Single factorial model systems have been built using techniques adapted from microlithography. The tools and techniques of microfabrication, if harnessed and used correctly, can be enabling in elucidating the underlying principles and fundamental forces driving the cell–substrate interface. Additionally, the long-term practical applications of microfabrication in medicine and biomaterial/tissue engineering lie in enabling “communication” with living cells/tissues at the cellular and subcellular levels.
Electrical, Chemical, and Topological Addressing of Mammalian Cells With Microfabricated Systems
Kapur, R., Calvert, J. M., and Rudolph, A. S. (February 1, 1999). "Electrical, Chemical, and Topological Addressing of Mammalian Cells With Microfabricated Systems." ASME. J Biomech Eng. February 1999; 121(1): 65–72. https://doi.org/10.1115/1.2798044
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