Veronika Mandlik

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Cartilage tissue engineering shows to have tremendous potential for the reconstruction of three-dimensional cartilage defects. To ensure survival, shape, and function, in vitro cartilage-engineered constructs must be revascularized. This article presents an effective method for neovascularization and free microsurgical transfer of these in vitro constructs.(More)
Platelets are enriched with Transforming Growth Factor-beta (TGF-beta). However, information is limited concerning TGF-beta's effects at the molecular level. Nevertheless, it has been demonstrated that TGF-beta activates cell proliferation and its positive influence on cartilage formation has been proven within the field of Tissue Engineering (TE). As(More)
Tissue engineering (TE) of cartilage for reconstructive surgery has proven to be a promising option for obtaining tissue for 3D structures that results in minimal donor site morbidity. Technological advances in this area are important since many defects can only be treated with customized implants. Most TE strategies rely on the use of resorbable 3D(More)
Tissue engineering of cartilage tissue offers a promising method for reconstructing ear, nose, larynx and trachea defects. However, a lack of sufficient nutrient supply to cartilage constructs limits this procedure. Only a few animal models exist to vascularize the seeded scaffolds. In this study, polycaprolactone (PCL)-based polyurethane scaffolds are(More)
BACKGROUND Clinical imperatives for new cartilage to replace or restore the function of traumatized or missing tissue as a consequence of trauma, inherent malformations or disease has led to the need for therapies or procedures to generate cartilage for clinical applications. To ensure shape, function, and survival, in vitro cartilage-engineered constructs(More)
BACKGROUND The technique of flap-prefabrication has been successfully established in tissue engineering: missing intrinsic vascularisation of engineered tissue can be generated in vivo by microsurgical vesselloop construction. It is possible to move engineered tissue into a defect with microsurgery. In the literature, the combination of engineered tissue(More)
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