A brand new piece of research has just been accepted for publication in the Taylor and Francis published ‘International Journal of Polymeric Materials and Polymeric Biomaterials’. This work, titled ‘Poly(n-butyl Methacrylate) with Primary Amine End Groups for Supporting Cell Adhesion and Proliferation of Renal Epithelial Cells’ can be found here.
Polymer coatings that support epithelial cell culture have been developed. Ozonolysis and subsequent work up of poly(butyl methacrylate-co-butadiene) copolymers is used to form oligomers with carboxylic acid end groups, which are then further reacted with diamines to provide poly(butyl methacrylate)s with primary amine end groups. The polymers are cast as films and used as cell culture substrates for human dermal fibroblasts and human renal epithelial cells. Fibroblast and epithelial cells adhere and proliferate on acid functional materials but on amine functional films epithelial cells show greater viability than fibroblasts.