Tissue Engineering Research Trends

Tissue Engineering Research Trends

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Tissue engineering is the use of a combination of cells, engineering and materials methods, and suitable biochemical and physio-chemical factors to improve or replace biological functions. While most definitions of tissue engineering cover a broad range of applications, in practice the term is closely associated with applications that repair or replace portions of or whole tissues (i.e., bone, cartilage, blood vessels, bladder, etc.). Often, the tissues involved require certain mechanical and structural properties for proper function. The term has also been applied to efforts to perform specific biochemical functions using cells within an artificially-created support system (e.g. an artificial pancreas, or a bioartificial liver). The term regenerative medicine is often used synonymously with tissue engineering, although those involved in regenerative medicine place more emphasis on the use of stem cells to produce tissues.Giovanni N. Greco. Phillips J.B., Bunting S.C.J., Hall S.M. and Brown R.A. (2005). Neural tissue engineering; a self organising collagen guidance conduit. Tissue Engineering 11(9/10): 1611-1617. Polikov V.S., Block M.L., Fellous J-M., Honganbsp;...

Title:Tissue Engineering Research Trends
Author: Giovanni N. Greco
Publisher:Nova Publishers - 2008

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