FIGURE 7.1. (a) Schematic of a modulus gradient in a polymer film that could help mediate the large differences in mechanical properties between a stiff prosthetic device and soft tissue [3].

FIGURE 7.1

(a) Schematic of a modulus gradient in a polymer film that could help mediate the large differences in mechanical properties between a stiff prosthetic device and soft tissue [3]. (b) Scanning electron microscope images of nanofibrous coatings of an SLPF containing NGF deposited onto the surface of a sieve probe. The polymer-coated devices showed significantly improved neuronal ingrowth and long-term performance [21]. (Used with permission).

From: Chapter 7, Soft, Fuzzy, and Bioactive Conducting Polymers for Improving the Chronic Performance of Neural Prosthetic Devices

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Indwelling Neural Implants: Strategies for Contending with the In Vivo Environment.
Reichert WM, editor.
Boca Raton (FL): CRC Press/Taylor & Francis; 2008.
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