Engineering of a 3D nanostructured scaffold made of functionalized self-assembling peptides and encapsulated neural stem cells.

Three-dimensional (3D) in vitro models of cell culture aim to fill the gap between the standard 2D cell studies and the in vivo environment. Especially for neural tissue regeneration approaches where there is little regenerative capacity, such models must rely on scaffolds that mimic the extracellular matrix in providing support; allowing the natural flow… (More)