Conducting polymer scaffolds: a new frontier in bioelectronics and bioengineering

Rasha A. Nasser, Sagar S. Arya, Khulood H. Alshehhi, Jeremy C.M. Teo, Charalampos Pitsalidis

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Abstract

Conducting polymer (CP) scaffolds have emerged as a transformative tool in bioelectronics and bioengineering, advancing the ability to interface with biological systems. Their unique combination of electrical conductivity, tailorability, and biocompatibility surpasses the capabilities of traditional nonconducting scaffolds while granting them access to the realm of bioelectronics. This review examines recent developments in CP scaffolds, focusing on material and device advancements, as well as their interplay with biological systems. We highlight applications for monitoring, tissue stimulation, and drug delivery and discuss perspectives and challenges currently faced for their ultimate translation and clinical implementation.

Original languageEnglish (US)
JournalTrends in Biotechnology
DOIs
StateAccepted/In press - 2024

Keywords

  • bioelectronics
  • conducting polymers
  • scaffolds
  • tissue regeneration
  • tissue stimulation

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Biotechnology
  • Bioengineering

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