Cell adhesion and growth on coated or modified glass or plastic surfaces
Growth substrates affect the adhesion, growth, morphology and differentiation of various cell types. However, the response to a given surface is cell type–specific. Selection of a growth surface for cell culture should be based on cell culture performance and on application. In this technical bulletin, the growth of various cell types on plastic, soda lime glass and borosilicate coverglass was examined with surfaces that were either unmodified, coated with polylysine, or stably surface modified with non-biological reagents or electrical discharge.