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Functionalised nanostructured polythiophenes: novel platforms for bionics

Grant


Scheme


  • Discovery Projects

Abstract


  • The use of functionalised nanostructured polythiophenes as novel platforms for bionics (interfacing biology and electronics) is expected to provide significant improvements in our ability to communicate with living cells. The ability to control nanostructure on the surface of these polythiophenes is expected to further enhance performance. The adhesion and proliferation of muscle cells on these novel materials will be investigated and the effect of electrical stimulation determined. We intend to develop and test these platforms in-vitro.

Date/time Interval


  • 2008

Sponsor Award Id


  • DP0877456

Local Award Id


  • 9654

Scheme


  • Discovery Projects

Abstract


  • The use of functionalised nanostructured polythiophenes as novel platforms for bionics (interfacing biology and electronics) is expected to provide significant improvements in our ability to communicate with living cells. The ability to control nanostructure on the surface of these polythiophenes is expected to further enhance performance. The adhesion and proliferation of muscle cells on these novel materials will be investigated and the effect of electrical stimulation determined. We intend to develop and test these platforms in-vitro.

Date/time Interval


  • 2008

Sponsor Award Id


  • DP0877456

Local Award Id


  • 9654