The development of dynamic substrates that can modulate the behaviors of adherent cells is important for integrating cells with engineered microsystems. This review outlines several strategies that are based on electrical, photochemical, thermal and mechanical forces for designing interfaces that are active and can signal changes in the behaviors of attached cells. This emerging technology has potential application in areas ranging from cell-based sensing to tissue engineering and new biomaterial hybrid devices.
|Original language||English (US)|
|Number of pages||8|
|Journal||Trends in Ecology and Evolution|
|Issue number||SPEC. ISS.|
|State||Published - Dec 1 2000|
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Ecology, Evolution, Behavior and Systematics