Surfactant-free honeycomb-structured Poly(DL-lactide) (PDLLA) and Poly(DLlactide-co-glycolide) PDLLGA thin films were fabricated by water droplet templating methods. Thin films with uniform pore structure were obtained after controlled evaporation of solvents in a humid atmosphere. Solvent, polymer concentration and humidity were found to be important factors in the formation of honeycomb-structured thin films. Preliminary cell culture studies with MG-63 osteoblast-like cell lines showed promising degrees of cell attachment and proliferation on these films, suggesting that they are applicable as scaffolds for tissue engineering.
|Number of pages||6|
|Publication status||Published - 2008|
|Event||International Conference on (Bio)degradable Polymers from Renewable Resources - Vienna, Austria|
Duration: 1 Jan 2008 → …
- tissue engineering
- thin film