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.
|Number of pages||8|
|Journal||Israel Journal of Chemistry|
|State||Published - 29 Nov 2005|
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Chemistry (all)