uu.seUppsala University Publications
Change search
ReferencesLink to record
Permanent link

Direct link
Micropatterned surfaces: techniques and applications in cell biology
Uppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Science and Technology, Physics, Department of Physics and Astronomy, Surface and Interface Science.
2010 (English)In: Expert Opinion on Drug Discovery, ISSN 1746-0441, Vol. 5, no 6, 569-581 p.Article, review/survey (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

Importance of the field: Engineering of cell culture substrates provides a unique opportunity for precise control of the cellular microenvironment with both spatial as well as temporal resolutions. This greatly enhances studies of cell-cell, cell-matrix and cell-factor interaction studies in vitro. Areas covered in this review: The technologies used for micropatterning in the biological field over the last decade and new applications in the last few years for dynamic control of surfaces, tissue engineering, drug discovery, cell-cell interactions and stem cell studies are presented. What the reader will gain: The reader will gain knowledge on the state of the art in micropatterning and its wide ranging applications in cell patterning, with new pathways to control the cell environment. Take home message: Micropatterning of cells has been studied and developed enough to be widely applied ranging from single cell assays to tissue engineering. Techniques have evolved from many-step processes to direct writing of biologically selective patterns.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2010. Vol. 5, no 6, 569-581 p.
Keyword [en]
cell assay, cell patterning, lithography, microfabrication, micropatterning
National Category
Natural Sciences
URN: urn:nbn:se:uu:diva-137732DOI: 10.1517/17460441.2010.489606ISI: 000278868100005OAI: oai:DiVA.org:uu-137732DiVA: diva2:378615
Available from: 2010-12-16 Created: 2010-12-15 Last updated: 2010-12-16Bibliographically approved

Open Access in DiVA

No full text

Other links

Publisher's full text
By organisation
Surface and Interface Science
Natural Sciences

Search outside of DiVA

GoogleGoogle Scholar
The number of downloads is the sum of all downloads of full texts. It may include eg previous versions that are now no longer available

Altmetric score

Total: 246 hits
ReferencesLink to record
Permanent link

Direct link