"Designer" scaffolds for tissue engineering and regeneration

Tal Dvir, Orna Tsur-Gang, Smadar Cohen

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Tissue engineering entails the in vitro or in vivo generation of replacement tissues from cells with the aid of supporting scaffolds and stimulating biomolecules, in order to provide biological substitutes for restoration and maintenance of human tissue functions. In this review, we summarize the main classes of degradable polymeric scaffolds, natural and synthetic ones, and the evolution made in this field from adaptation of materials in clinical use to the fabrication of "designer" scaffolds.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)487-494
Number of pages8
JournalIsrael Journal of Chemistry
Issue number4
StatePublished - 29 Nov 2005

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  • General Chemistry

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