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Tailored biodegradable and electroactive poly(hydroxybutyrate-co-hydroxyvalerate) based morphologies for tissue engineering applications

  • Amaro, Luís; Correia, Daniela M.; Marques-Almeida, Teresa; Martins, Pedro M.; Pérez, Leyre; Vilas, José L.; Botelho, Gabriela; Lanceros-Mendez, Senentxu; Ribeiro, Clarisse
  • International Journal of Molecular Sciences, 19(8), 2149, 2018

Publisher: MDPI Open Access Publishing

Abstract

Polymer-based piezoelectric biomaterials have already proven their relevance for tissue engineering applications. Furthermore, the morphology of the scaffolds plays also an important role in cell proliferation and differentiation. The present work reports on poly(hydroxybutyrate-co-hydroxyvalerate) (PHBV), a biocompatible, biodegradable, and piezoelectric biopolymer that has been processed in different morphologies, including films, fibers, microspheres, and 3D scaffolds. The corresponding magnetically active PHBV-based composites were also produced. The effect of the morphology on physico-che ...

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