Cell adherence and growth on a fabricated superhydrophobic surface

Abstract

Superhydrophobic surfaces have been studied extensively for their valuable properties. We fabricated a superhydrophobic surface using a replica anodic aluminum oxide (AAO) template, and grew 3T3-Swiss albino cells on it and on an aluminum, polytetrafluoroethylene (PTFE) surface and a fabricated surface with a superhydrophobic property. As a result by comparison with an aluminum surface and PTFE surface, which exhibited fouling within 3 days, a superhydrophobic surface exhibited high resistance to fouling. It was very difficult for cells to remain and grow on the superhydropbobic surface. There appears to be a correlation between the nature of the superhydrophobic property and the adhesion of the cells. There appears to be a correlation between the nature of the nanoscale roughness in the creation of a superhydrophobic surface.

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@article{Kim2009CellAA, title={Cell adherence and growth on a fabricated superhydrophobic surface}, author={D. Kim and Myoung Ae Park and Juhyun Park and Woon Ha Hwang}, journal={2009 IEEE International Conference on Computational Intelligence for Measurement Systems and Applications}, year={2009}, pages={230-233} }