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Artificial multicellular assemblies from cells interfaced with polymers and nanomaterials

Das, Anupam A.K.; Fakhrullin, Rawil F.; Paunov, Vesselin N.

Authors

Anupam A.K. Das

Rawil F. Fakhrullin



Contributors

Rawil Fakhrullin
Editor

Insung Choi
Editor

Yuri Lvov
Editor

Abstract

In this chapter we review the recent developments in fabrication of multicellular assemblies from cells modified with polymers and nanomaterials. We focus on the specific properties of such “cyborg” cells that allow a variety of new methods to be used for their assembly into multicellular structures with functions rather different from those of the original cells. We discuss template and external-field-mediated assembly of modified cells as well as various techniques for preparation of tissue spheroids and polyelectrolyte-mediated cell assemblies. Numerous applications of such cell assemblies in tissue engineering, bioprinting, biosensing and bioelectronics are outlined and commented on throughout the chapter.

Publication Date Jul 23, 2014
Journal RSC Smart Materials
Print ISSN 2046-0066
Electronic ISSN 2046-0074
Publisher Royal Society of Chemistry
Peer Reviewed Peer Reviewed
Volume 2014-January
Issue 9
Pages 162-184
Series Title Smart Materials Series
Book Title Cell surface engineering: fabrication of functional nanoshells
Chapter Number 9
ISBN 978-1-84973-902-3
Institution Citation Das, A. A., Fakhrullin, R. F., & Paunov, V. N. (2014). Artificial multicellular assemblies from cells interfaced with polymers and nanomaterials. In R. Fakhrullin, I. Choi, & Y. Lvov (Eds.), Cell surface engineering: fabrication of functional nanoshells, 162-184. Royal Society of Chemistry. https://doi.org/10.1039/9781782628477-00162
DOI https://doi.org/10.1039/9781782628477-00162
Publisher URL https://pubs.rsc.org/en/content/chapter/bk9781849739023-00162/978-1-84973-902-3