Microgel assembly, a simple way towards integrative tissue engineering scaffolds

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  • TitleMicrogel assembly, a simple way towards integrative tissue engineering scaffolds
    Media name/outletMaterials Today
    CountryAustralia
    Date25/09/18
    DescriptionArticular cartilage is the load bearing tissue found at the end of long bones. Upon damage or degeneration, cartilage is unable to self-heal adequately. Current clinical approaches to regenerate articular cartilage provide only a temporary solution, failing at long term. Researchers in this field continuously look for alternatives to these methods and scaffold supported stem cell therapies appear to be the most promising approach. However, the development of scaffold materials capable of rapid integration with the surrounding native cartilage and of promoting the formation of stable and functional tissues still remains elusive. In order to overcome these issues, researchers from Monash University, CSIRO Manufacturing and ETH Zurich, have developed cell-laden based microgels that rapidly integrate with the host tissue and create a higher order cartilage-like structures. [Li et al., Acta Biomateralia (2018), doi.org/10.1016/j.actbio.2018.07.015].
    URLhttps://www.materialstoday.com/biomaterials/news/microgel-assembly-integrative-tissue-engineering/
    PersonsJess Frith