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Electroactive Biomimetic Collagen-Silver Nanowire Composite Scaffolds

Overview of attention for article published in Nanoscale, June 2016
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Title
Electroactive Biomimetic Collagen-Silver Nanowire Composite Scaffolds
Published in
Nanoscale, June 2016
DOI 10.1039/c6nr02027e
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Authors

Abeni Wickham, M. Vagin, Hazem Khalaf, Sergio Bertazzo, Peter Hodder, Staffan Dånmark, Torbjörn Bengtsson, Jordi Altimiras, Daniel Aili, Mikhail Vagin, Wickham, A, Vagin, M, Khalaf, H, Bertazzo, S, Hodder, P, Dånmark, S, Bengtsson, T, Altimiras, J, Aili, D

Abstract

Electroactive biomaterials are widely explored as bioelectrodes and as scaffolds for neural and cardiac regeneration. Most electrodes and conductive scaffolds for tissue regeneration are based on synthetic materials that have limited biocompatibility and often display large discrepancies in mechanical properties with the surrounding tissue causing problems during tissue integration and regeneration. This work shows the development of a biomimetic nanocomposite material prepared from self-assembled collagen fibrils and silver nanowires (AgNW). Despite consisting of mostly type I collagen fibrils, the homogeneously embedded AgNWs provide these materials with a charge storage capacity of about 2.3 mC cm(-2) and a charge injection capacity of 0.3 mC cm(-2), which is on par with bioelectrodes used in the clinic. The mechanical properties of the materials are similar to soft tissues with a dynamic elastic modulus within the lower kPa range. The nanocomposites also support proliferation of embryonic cardiomyocytes while inhibiting the growth of both Gram-negative Escherichia coli and Gram-positive Staphylococcus epidermidis. The developed collagen/AgNW composites thus represent a highly attractive bioelectrode and scaffold material for a wide range of biomedical applications.

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
United Kingdom 1 25%
China 1 25%
Unknown 2 50%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Researcher 4 100%
Student > Bachelor 3 75%
Student > Master 2 50%
Lecturer > Senior Lecturer 1 25%
Other 1 25%
Other 3 75%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Agricultural and Biological Sciences 3 75%
Chemistry 3 75%
Materials Science 3 75%
Physics and Astronomy 2 50%
Pharmacology, Toxicology and Pharmaceutical Science 1 25%
Other 2 50%

Attention Score in Context

This research output has an Altmetric Attention Score of 2. This is our high-level measure of the quality and quantity of online attention that it has received. This Attention Score, as well as the ranking and number of research outputs shown below, was calculated when the research output was last mentioned on 28 June 2017.
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#4,007,721
of 8,435,952 outputs
Outputs from Nanoscale
#692
of 2,305 outputs
Outputs of similar age
#120,262
of 265,367 outputs
Outputs of similar age from Nanoscale
#22
of 60 outputs
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