Scanning electron microscopy of biomaterials
McKinlay, K.J. and Scotchford, C.A. and Grant, D.M. and Oliver, J.M. and King, John R. and Brown, Paul D. (2004) Scanning electron microscopy of biomaterials. In: Electron Microscopy and Analysis 2003: Proceedings of the Institute of Physics Electron Microscopy and Analysis Group Conference, University of Oxford, 3-5 September 2003. Institute of Physics conference series (179). Institute of Physics Publishing, Bristol, pp. 87-90. ISBN 0750309679
A comparison of conventional high vacuum scanning electron microscopy (HVSEM), environmental SEM (ESEM) and confocal laser scanning microscopy (CLSM) in the assessment of cell-material interactions is made. The processing of cells cultured for conventional HVSEM leads to the loss of morphological features that are retained when using ESEM. The use of ESEM in conjunction with CLSM of the labeled cytoskeleton gives an indication of changes to the cell morphology as a consequence of incubation time and substrate surface features.
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