عنوان مقاله [English]
The carbon nanotubes (CNTs) including the singled-walled carbon nanotubes (SWCNTs) and multi-walled carbon nanotubes (MWCNTs) have the desired properties and high capacity for being applied in the tissue engineering field and scaffolding. However, the way for their efficiency and quality enhancement in the CNT-polymer composites is open. The inherent capability of CNTs in facilitating the cellular growth could reflect the three dimensional scaffolds with the polymer surfaces, affecting the ultimate cultivation for the tissue regeneration of electroactive cells. The polymers make the CNTs more efficient and modify the characteristics of the prepared scaffolds. In the current paper, the features of CNT involved scaffolds which have been modified via the natural polymers and synthesized polymers including conductive, dielectric, and manipulated polymers and the polymer composites are reviewed. The combination of CNTs and different types of polymers improved the characterestics of scaffolds such as mechanical and electrical properties, biodegradability, structure, porosity, toxicity, etc. Each polymer types influenced the characteristics of CNT incorporated scaffolds and the preparation of respective scaffolds improved a part of features and elevated the quality of polymer based scaffolds.