Macroporous polymeric scaffolds for tissue engineering applications

Ashok Kumar, Era Jain, Akshay Srivastava

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Abstract

A paradigm shift is taking place in medicine from using synthetic implants and tissue grafts to a tissue engineering approach that uses degradable porous material scaffolds integrated with biological cells or molecules to regenerate tissues. This new paradigm requires scaffolds that balance temporary mechanical function with mass transport to aid biological delivery and tissue regeneration [1]. Currently there are three approaches used in tissue engineering, the rst one requires delivery of the appropriate cells at the defect site. The second and third approach requires a biodegradable scaffold with or without cells to be implanted at the defect site, which.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationMacroporous Polymers
Subtitle of host publicationProduction Properties and Biotechnological/Biomedical Applications
PublisherCRC Press
Pages405-466
Number of pages62
ISBN (Electronic)9781420084627
ISBN (Print)9781138112247
StatePublished - Jan 1 2009
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Medicine(all)
  • Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology(all)
  • Engineering(all)
  • Materials Science(all)

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    Kumar, A., Jain, E., & Srivastava, A. (2009). Macroporous polymeric scaffolds for tissue engineering applications. In Macroporous Polymers: Production Properties and Biotechnological/Biomedical Applications (pp. 405-466). CRC Press.