Revolutionary Hybrid Polymer Enhances Stem Cell Growth for Tissue Engineering

Incorporating polyhedral oligomeric silsesquioxanes (POSS) into poly(ester urethane)s (PEU) makes the resulting material stronger and more heat-resistant. This new hybrid material, PEU/POSS, forms a porous structure when made into thin films, making it ideal for tissue engineering. The pores allow cells to grow and get nutrients easily.

This study shows that the PEU/POSS matrix supports the growth and development of mouse embryonic stem cells (ESCs). The matrix’s structure helps cells grow well, demonstrating its potential use in creating tissues for medical purposes.

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Joshua U. Otaigbe