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Polymer micronetworks with shape-memory as future platform to explore shape-dependent biological effects.

Research paper by Fabian F Friess, Ulrich U Nöchel, Andreas A Lendlein, Christian C Wischke

Indexed on: 09 Oct '14Published on: 09 Oct '14Published in: Advanced Healthcare Materials



Abstract

Polymer micronetworks allowing stimuli-induced, predefined, and spatially directed shape shifts. The temperature-induced on-demand switching of shape is introduced as a function of polyester carriers. With their adjustable -switching temperature, micronetworks may serve as a model system to explore static and dynamic shape effects in biological systems.