Research Progress on Conducting Polymer-Based Biomedical Applications
AbstractConducting polymers (CPs) have attracted significant attention in a variety of research fields, particularly in biomedical engineering, because of the ease in controlling their morphology, their high chemical and environmental stability, and their biocompatibility, as well as their unique optical and electrical properties. In particular, the electrical properties of CPs can be simply tuned over the full range from insulator to metal via a doping process, such as chemical, electrochemical, charge injection, and photo-doping. Over the past few decades, remarkable progress has been made in biomedical research including biosensors, tissue engineering, artificial muscles, and drug delivery, as CPs have been utilized as a key component in these fields. In this article, we review CPs from the perspective of biomedical engineering. Specifically, representative biomedical applications of CPs are briefly summarized: biosensors, tissue engineering, artificial muscles, and drug delivery. The motivation for use of and the main function of CPs in these fields above are discussed. Finally, we highlight the technical and scientific challenges regarding electrical conductivity, biodegradability, hydrophilicity, and the loading capacity of biomolecules that are faced by CPs for future work. This is followed by several strategies to overcome these drawbacks. View Full-Text
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Park, Y.; Jung, J.; Chang, M. Research Progress on Conducting Polymer-Based Biomedical Applications. Appl. Sci. 2019, 9, 1070.
Park Y, Jung J, Chang M. Research Progress on Conducting Polymer-Based Biomedical Applications. Applied Sciences. 2019; 9(6):1070.Chicago/Turabian Style
Park, Yohan; Jung, Jaehan; Chang, Mincheol. 2019. "Research Progress on Conducting Polymer-Based Biomedical Applications." Appl. Sci. 9, no. 6: 1070.
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