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Articular cartilage suffers from a limited repair capacity when damaged by mechanical insult or degraded by disease, such as osteoarthritis. To remedy this deficiency, several medical interventions have been developed. One such method is to resurface the damaged area with tissue-engineered cartilage; however, the engineered tissue typically lacks the(More)
Tissue engineering is a promising approach for articular cartilage repair; however, it still has proven a challenge to produce tissue from the limited number of cells that can be extracted from a single individual. Relatively few cell expansion methods exist without the problems of dedifferentiation and/or loss of potency. Previously, it has been shown that(More)
Our objective was to examine the potential of a genipin cross-linked human fibrin hydrogel system as a scaffold for articular cartilage tissue engineering. Human articular chondrocytes were incorporated into modified human fibrin gels and evaluated for mechanical properties, cell viability, gene expression, extracellular matrix production and subcutaneous(More)
Tissue engineering is a promising approach for articular cartilage repair. However, using current technologies, the developed engineered constructs generally do not possess an organized superficial layer, which contributes to the tissue’s durability and unique mechanical properties. In this study, we investigated the efficacy of applying a moving point of(More)
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