The development of dynamic substrates that can modulate the behavior of adherent cells is important for fundamental studies in cell biology, applications in biomaterials, and engineering microsystems that combine cellular and material components. This review outlines several strategies based on physical transduction schemes (including electrical, photochemical, thermal, and mechanical forces) for designing interfaces that are active and can signal changes in the behavior of attached cells.
- Cell biology
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Materials Science(all)
- Condensed Matter Physics
- Physical and Theoretical Chemistry