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BackgroundThe advent of 3D printing technology allowed the realization of custom devices that can be used not only in the everyday life but also in the nanotechnology and biomedical fields. In nanotechnology, the use of bi-dimensional nanostructures based on carbon nanotubes, generally referred as buckypapers, have received considerable attention for their versatility and potential application in many biomedical fields. Unfortunately, buckypapers are extremely hydrophobic and cannot be used in aqueous media to culture cells.MethodsA polymeric device able to accommodate buckypapers and facilitate cell growth was fabricated by using 3D printing technology. We imparted hydrophilicity to buckypapers by coating them with polyamidoamine (PAMAM) dendrimers.ResultsWe found that by using novel techniques such as polymer coating the buckypaper hydrophilicity increased, whereas the use of 3D printing …
Dove Press
Publication date: 
1 Jan 2019

Alessandro Paolini, Giulia Battafarano, Valentina D’oria, Francesco Mura, Simona Sennato, Valentina Mussi, Roberta Risoluti, Stefano Materazzi, Andrea Del Fattore, Andrea Masotti

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Volume: 14 Pages: 9295
International journal of nanomedicine