A facile method to fabricate hydrogels with microchannel-like porosity for tissue engineering.

@article{Hammer2014AFM,
  title={A facile method to fabricate hydrogels with microchannel-like porosity for tissue engineering.},
  author={Joshua Hammer and Li-Hsin Han and Xinming Tong and Fan Yang},
  journal={Tissue engineering. Part C, Methods},
  year={2014},
  volume={20 2},
  pages={169-76}
}
Hydrogels are widely used as three-dimensional (3D) tissue engineering scaffolds due to their tissue-like water content, as well as their tunable physical and chemical properties. Hydrogel-based scaffolds are generally associated with nanoscale porosity, whereas macroporosity is highly desirable to facilitate nutrient transfer, vascularization, cell proliferation and matrix deposition. Diverse techniques have been developed for introducing macroporosity into hydrogel-based scaffolds. However… CONTINUE READING