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International Conference on Mechanical and Electrical Technology, 3rd, (ICMET-China 2011), Volumes 1–3

By
Yi Xie
Yi Xie
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ISBN:
9780791859810
No. of Pages:
906
Publisher:
ASME Press
Publication date:
2011

Current tissue engineering strategies are focused on the restoration of pathologically altered tissue architecture by transplantation of cells in combination with supportive scaffolds and biomolecules. Biodegradable polymers and bioactive ceramics are being combined in a variety of composite materials for tissue engineering scaffolds. A scaffold is an artificial structure capable of supporting three dimensional tissue formation which mimics like extracellular matrix. Here we report on the development of a biodegradable scaffold made from naturally derived chitosan along with some anionic polymer like gelatin, alginate, hyaluronic acid etc. While the natural polymer chitosan imparts its unique properties of biodegradability, antifungal nature,...

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1. Introduction
2. Materials and Methods
3. Results and Discussion
4. Summary
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