The biomaterialist’s task: scaffold biomaterials and fabrication technologies

Gervaso, Francesca and Sannino, Alessandro and Peretti, Giuseppe M. (2013) The biomaterialist’s task: scaffold biomaterials and fabrication technologies. Joints, 1 (3). pp. 130-137. ISSN 2282-4324

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This paper focuses on tissue engineering (TE) from the biomaterialist’s point of view. With the aim of answering some simple but key questions about TE, the related literature is here reviewed. In order to obtain an engineered tissue the following steps are mandatory: (a) cell selection, (b) identification of the ideal three-dimensional scaffold for cell seeding and proliferation, (c) choice of the most suitable type of cell culture. Whereas the biotechnologist working in the TE field is responsible for optimizing the cell seeding and culture, the biomaterialist has the challenging task of optimizing the three-dimensional cell support, or scaffold. Therefore, in the present paper, scaffold properties, biomaterials and fabrication technologies are analyzed in depth and reviewed on the basis of the current literature. Finally, mention is also made of the most recently emerging and innovative technologies relating to scaffolds for TE applications.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Tissue engineering, natural polymer, bioceramics, scaffold production
Subjects: 600 Tecnologia - Scienze applicate > 610 Medicina e salute (Classificare qui la tecnologia dei servizi medici) > 617 Rami vari della medicina; Chirurgia
Depositing User: Chiara D'Arpa
Date Deposited: 02 Sep 2014 09:26
Last Modified: 02 Sep 2014 09:26

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