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Zinc oxide nanostructures as low-cost templates for neuronal circuit
Author(s): A. Kritharidou; Z. Georgoussi; C. Tsamis; E. Makarona
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Paper Abstract

ZnO nanostructures were explored as templates for the development of topography-mediated neuronal cultures. Nanostructures of varying features were produced on 4” Si substrates via a rapid, facile and low-cost technique that allows the systematic investigation of nanotopographically-mediated formation of neuronal cultures. The developed ZnO-nanowire based templates were seeded with Neuro-2A mouse neuroblastoma cells and their viability over the course of 1 to 4 days was assessed. Our studies demonstrate that the ZnO-templates can support neuronal cell growth and proliferation suggesting that ZnO substrate can be used for the development of neuronal cell-based platform technologies.

Paper Details

Date Published: 28 May 2013
PDF: 7 pages
Proc. SPIE 8765, Bio-MEMS and Medical Microdevices, 87650G (28 May 2013); doi: 10.1117/12.2017620
Show Author Affiliations
A. Kritharidou, National Ctr. for Scientific Research Demokritos (Greece)
Z. Georgoussi, National Ctr. for Scientific Research Demokritos (Greece)
C. Tsamis, National Ctr. for Scientific Research Demokritos (Greece)
E. Makarona, National Ctr. for Scientific Research Demokritos (Greece)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 8765:
Bio-MEMS and Medical Microdevices
Angeliki Tserepi; Manuel Delgado-Restituto; Eleni Makarona, Editor(s)

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