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Characterization and Biocompatibility Study of Nematic and Cholesteryl Liquid Crystals

  title={Characterization and Biocompatibility Study of Nematic and Cholesteryl Liquid Crystals},
  author={Chin Fhong Soon and Mansour Youseffi and Nicholas Blagden and Rebecca F Berends and Samira Batista Lobo and Farideh A. Javid and Morgan C. Denyer},
Intensive research in bio-engineering has been conducted in the search for flexible biomaterials that could support cell growth and cells attachment. Flexible synthetic materials that support cell growth without the aid of synthetic extracellular matrix proteins are still rare. Cholesteryl liquid crystal containing cholesteryl moieties may have suitable biological affinity. Human keratinocytes (HaCat) were cultured with a nematic liquid crystal and three cholesteryl liquid crystals of different… 

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