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A cell and substrate system and nerve regeneration implant are disclosed including a carbon nanotube and a neuron growing on the carbon nanotube. Both unfunctionalized carbon nanotubes and carbon nanotubes functionalized with a neuronal growth promoting agent may be utilized in the invention. A method is also disclosed for promoting neuronal growth.
University of Kentucky Research Foundation, Lexington, KY (US)
Mattson, Mark P.; Haddon, Robert C.; and Rao, Apparao M., "Molecular Functionalization of Carbon Nanotubes and Use as Substrates for Neuronal Growth" (2003). Sanders-Brown Center on Aging Faculty Patents. Paper 3.