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TitleMicro/nano-structured superhydrophobic surfaces in the biomedical field: part I: basic concepts and biomimetic approaches
Author(s)Lima, Ana Catarina
Mano, J. F.
KeywordsBioinspired
Biomimetic
Cell adhesion
Cell proliferation
Contact angles
Micro
Nano-roughness
Nature
Protein adsorption
Superhydrophilic
Superhydrophobic surfaces
Tissue engineering
Wettability
superhydrophobic
surfaces
micro/nano-roughness
Issue dateJan-2015
PublisherFuture Medicine
JournalNanomedicine
CitationLima, A. C., & Mano, J. F. (2015). Micro/nano-structured superhydrophobic surfaces in the biomedical field: Part I: Basic concepts and biomimetic approaches. Nanomedicine, 10(1), 103-119. doi: 10.2217/nnm.14.174
Abstract(s)Inspired by natural structures, great attention has been devoted to the study and development of surfaces with extreme wettable properties. The meticulous study of natural systems revealed that the micro/nano-topography of the surface is critical to obtaining unique wettability features, including superhydrophobicity. However, the surface chemistry also has an important role in such surface characteristics. As the interaction of biomaterials with the biological milieu occurs at the surface of the materials, it is expected that synthetic substrates with extreme and controllable wettability ranging from superhydrophilic to superhydrophobic regimes could bring about the possibility of new investigations of cellâ material interactions on nonconventional surfaces and the development of alternative devices with biomedical utility. This first part of the review will describe in detail how proteins and cells interact with micro/nano-structured surfaces exhibiting extreme wettabilities.
TypeArticle
DescriptionPart II is available at: http://hdl.handle.net/1822/44292
URIhttp://hdl.handle.net/1822/40678
DOI10.2217/nnm.14.174
ISSN1743-5889
Peer-Reviewedyes
AccessRestricted access (UMinho)
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