Microfluidic devices for developing tissue scaffolds

L. T. Chau, J. E. Frith, R. J. Mills, D. J. Menzies, D. M. Titmarsh, J. J. Cooper-White, Yu Zhou

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This chapter begins by outlining the key hurdles that currently exist in terms of achieving directed tissue genesis, in-vitro and in-vivo, from available mature, progenitor, and stem cell sources. The chapter then proceeds to describe how microfluidic device platforms can provide the required insights to overcome these hurdles to clinical translation, including the optimization of soluble factor provision to enhance cell expansion and differentiation outcomes, the impacts of pore architecture and surface engineering on scaffold colonization, and the biophysical needs of cells when creating three dimensional artificial vascular pedicles for improved scaffold vascularization postimplantation.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationMicrofluidic Devices for Biomedical Applications
EditorsXiuJun (James) Li, Yu Zhou
Place of PublicationDuxford UK
Number of pages23
ISBN (Electronic)9780128199718
Publication statusPublished - 2021
Externally publishedYes


  • Microdevices
  • Scaffolds
  • Stem cells
  • Tissue engineering
  • Tissue genesis
  • Vascularization

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