Micro and nanotechnologies for bioengineering regenerative medicine scaffolds
by Alvaro Mata
International Journal of Biomedical Engineering and Technology (IJBET), Vol. 5, No. 2/3, 2011

Abstract: Regenerative therapies that can reproducibly stimulate cells and restore human tissues are a major medical priority. Within the fields of tissue engineering and regenerative medicine the scaffold material has become a central and essential component. This leading role has been primarily a result of the capacity to fabricate materials that communicate with biology at fundamental cellular and subcellular levels. Micro and nanotechnologies are emerging as essential participants in the bioengineering of modern scaffolds. This review summarises major approaches in which researchers are using microfabrication and/or molecular self-assembly to develop scaffolds for tissue engineering and regenerative medicine.

Online publication date: Fri, 25-Mar-2011

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