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Journal of Nanotechnology
Volume 2009, Article ID 593410, 6 pages
http://dx.doi.org/10.1155/2009/593410
Research Article

Formation of Nanoscale Bioimprints of Muscle Cells Using UV-Cured Spin-Coated Polymers

1Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, University of Canterbury, Christchurch 8140, New Zealand
2The New Zealand Institute for Plant & Food Research Ltd, Hamilton 3214, New Zealand
3Centre for Neuroendocrinology and Christchurch School of Medicine and Health Sciences, University of Otago, Christchurch 8140, New Zealand

Received 8 July 2009; Accepted 29 November 2009

Academic Editor: S. N. Piramanayagam

Copyright © 2009 Fahmi Samsuri et al. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.

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