Controlling cell adhesion and cell differentiation is necessary to fabricate a tissue with arbitrary properties for tissue engineering applications. A substrate with a porous structure as a cell scaffold allows the diffusion of the cell culture medium through the scaffold. In this work, we show that the femtosecond laser fabricated micro through-holes in biodegradable polymer films, enhance myoblast adhesion, and accelerates proliferation and differentiation. ChR2-C2C12 and UT-C2C12 cells were seeded on the films with micro through-holes each fabricated by a single femtosecond laser pulse. Cell adhesion was enhanced on films with holes fabricated by laser irradiation. In addition, cell proliferation was accelerated on films with micro through-holes that penetrate the film, compared to on films with micro craters that do not penetrate the film. On films with arrays consisting of micro through-holes, cells aligned along the arrays and cell fusion was enhanced, indicating the acceleration of cell differentiation.
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- Materials Science(all)
- Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology(all)
- Physics and Astronomy(all)