Imperial College London

Professor Molly Stevens FREng

Faculty of EngineeringDepartment of Materials

Prof of Biomedical Materials&Regenerative Medicine



+44 (0)20 7594 6804m.stevens




208Royal School of MinesSouth Kensington Campus






BibTex format

author = {Guex, AG and Spicer, CD and Armgarth, A and Gelmi, A and Humphrey, EJ and Terracciano, CM and Harding, S and Stevens, MM},
doi = {10.1557/mrc.2017.45},
journal = {MRS Communications},
pages = {375--382},
title = {Electrospun aniline-tetramer-co-polycaprolactone fibres for conductive, biodegradable scaffolds},
url = {},
volume = {7},
year = {2017}

RIS format (EndNote, RefMan)

AB - Conjugated polymers have been proposed as promising materials for scaffolds in tissue engineering applications. However, the restricted processability and biodegradability of conjugated polymers limit their use for biomedical applications. Here we synthesized a block-co-polymer of aniline tetramer and PCL (AT–PCL), and processed it into fibrous non-woven scaffolds by electrospinning. We showed that fibronectin (Fn) adhesion was dependent on the AT–PCL oxidative state, with a reduced Fn unfolding length on doped membranes. Furthermore, we demonstrated the cytocompatibility and potential of these membranes to support the growth and osteogenic differentiation of MC3T3-E1 cells over 21 days.
AU - Guex,AG
AU - Spicer,CD
AU - Armgarth,A
AU - Gelmi,A
AU - Humphrey,EJ
AU - Terracciano,CM
AU - Harding,S
AU - Stevens,MM
DO - 10.1557/mrc.2017.45
EP - 382
PY - 2017///
SN - 2159-6867
SP - 375
TI - Electrospun aniline-tetramer-co-polycaprolactone fibres for conductive, biodegradable scaffolds
T2 - MRS Communications
UR -
UR -
VL - 7
ER -