Hybrid nanomaterial scaffolds for specific biomedical applications

Mandar Gadre, Jianing Yang, Frederic Zenhausern

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Highly porous nanomaterials like aerogels, hybrid crosslinked aerogels (X-aerogels) and xerogels exhibit a broad range of tailorable properties such as the pore size, surface area, surface chemistry and mechanical strength. The versatile manufacturing route of sol-gel synthesis and various tunable properties makes aerogels and xerogels attractive candidates for biomedical applications including tissue engineering, sample collection applicators and engineered microenvironments for three-dimensional cell culture. The present study explores meso- and macroporous inorganic-organic hybrid aerogels prepared via sol-gel processing for two different applications, namely, as scaffolds for cell culture and as potential materials for sample collection applicators.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationNanobiotechnology and Nanobiophotonics - Opportunities and Challenges
Number of pages6
StatePublished - 2010
Event2009 MRS Fall Meeting - Boston, MA, United States
Duration: Nov 30 2009Dec 4 2009

Publication series

NameMaterials Research Society Symposium Proceedings
ISSN (Print)0272-9172


Other2009 MRS Fall Meeting
Country/TerritoryUnited States
CityBoston, MA

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Materials Science(all)
  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • Mechanics of Materials
  • Mechanical Engineering


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