|Budget Amount *help
¥33,540,000 (Direct Cost: ¥25,800,000、Indirect Cost: ¥7,740,000)
Fiscal Year 2020: ¥8,190,000 (Direct Cost: ¥6,300,000、Indirect Cost: ¥1,890,000)
Fiscal Year 2019: ¥11,180,000 (Direct Cost: ¥8,600,000、Indirect Cost: ¥2,580,000)
Fiscal Year 2018: ¥8,580,000 (Direct Cost: ¥6,600,000、Indirect Cost: ¥1,980,000)
Fiscal Year 2017: ¥5,590,000 (Direct Cost: ¥4,300,000、Indirect Cost: ¥1,290,000)
|Outline of Final Research Achievements
We have developed cell culture patterning scaffold materials (subject A) and paper-based microfluidic analysis device (μPAD) (subject B) by utilizing the innate properties of nanocellulose/nanochitin itself, such as biological activity, thixotropy, and oxygen barrier property. We meanwhile proceeded with the application of new processing methods including inkjet printing and orientation control. For application to 3D printing, we also designed and synthesized a chitin-based nanofiber-based hydrogel with high elasticity, temperature responsiveness, and high cell adhesion and proliferation. From a basic point of view, we established a method for evaluating the distribution of the chemical composition of nanofibers and clarified the effect of it on crystallinity and cell adhesion.