Ultrafast Spreading Effect Induced Rapid Cell Trapping into Porous Scaffold with Superhydrophilic Surface

In this contribution, superhydrophilic chitosan-based scaffolds with ultrafast spreading property were fabricated and used to improve the trapped efficiency of cells. The ultrafast spreading property allowed cells to be trapped into the internal 3D porous structures of the prepared scaffolds more quickly and effectively. Cell adhesion, growth, and proliferation were also improved, which could be attributed to the combination of UV irradiation and ultrafast spreading property. The construction of ultrafast spreading property on the scaffold surface will offer a novel way to design more effective scaffold in tissue engineering that could largely shorten the therapeutic time for patients.