Collagen engineering for biomaterial use.

  title={Collagen engineering for biomaterial use.},
  author={Tomoko Miyata and Tomoaki Taira and Yasuharu Noishiki},
  journal={Clinical materials},
  volume={9 3-4},
Collagen is a typical biological macromolecule having been utilized for a long period of time as a material like cellulose. However, its application is becoming comprehensive, ranging from classical applications such as the leather, gelatine and food industries to the current one, namely, biomaterial and biotechnological uses. The diversification of collagen applications was enhanced by two factors, the accumulation of the scientific knowledge that permitted proper engineering of collagen for a… CONTINUE READING
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