In tissue engineering significant progress has been made in the development of biodegradable polymer scaffolds for tissue culture (see  for review). Applications for tissue growth and replacement using donor or animal cells are under investigation for a range of tissue types including; cardiac cells, neural tissue, tendon, bone and cartilage. A number of factors are important in achieving successfully engineered tissue such as; polymer type, surface chemistry, oxygenation, nutrient delivery and expression of extracellular proteins. It has also been shown in the field of microchip-cell devices that microstructure is critical to growth and alignment of many cell types.
|Journal||European Cells and Materials|
|Publication status||Published - 2002|
- bovine articular chondrocytes
- thin film polycaprolactone