Formation of one-way-structured cultured neuronal networks in microfluidic devices combining with micropatterning techniques
We present a simple method to regulate the direction of axon development in cultured neurons using microfabrication and microfluidics techniques. We fabricate a PDMS-based device and place it onto a chemically micropatterned glass substrate. We confirm that cultured neurons extend neurites along the medium flow direction and the micropatterned regions.
Journal: Journal of Bioscience and Bioengineering - Volume 114, Issue 1, July 2012, Pages 92–95