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Biomaterials and cells for neural tissue engineering: Current choices
Sensharma P, , Jayant R.D
Published in Elsevier BV
PMID: 28532008
Volume: 77
Pages: 1302 - 1315
The treatment of nerve injuries has taken a new dimension with the development of tissue engineering techniques. Prior to tissue engineering, suturing and surgery were the only options for effective treatment. With the advent of tissue engineering, it is now possible to design a scaffold that matches the exact biological and mechanical properties of the tissue. This has led to substantial reduction in the complications posed by surgeries and suturing to the patients. New synthetic and natural polymers are being applied to test their efficiency in generating an ideal scaffold. Along with these, cells and growth factors are also being incorporated to increase the efficiency of a scaffold. Efforts are being made to devise a scaffold that is biodegradable, biocompatible, conducting and immunologically inert. The ultimate goal is to exactly mimic the extracellular matrix in our body, and to elicit a combination of biochemical, topographical and electrical cues via various polymers, cells and growth factors, using which nerve regeneration can efficiently occur. © 2017 Elsevier B.V.
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JournalData powered by TypesetMaterials Science and Engineering: C
PublisherData powered by TypesetElsevier BV
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