Hollow fibre membrane bioreactors for tissue engineering applications

@article{Wung2014HollowFM,
  title={Hollow fibre membrane bioreactors for tissue engineering applications},
  author={Nelly Wung and Samuel M. Acott and David Tosh and Marianne J Ellis},
  journal={Biotechnology Letters},
  year={2014},
  volume={36},
  pages={2357-2366}
}
Hollow fibre membrane bioreactors (HFB) provide a novel approach towards tissue engineering applications in the field of regenerative medicine. For adherent cell types, HFBs offer an in vivo-like microenvironment as each fibre replicates a blood capillary and the mass transfer rate across the wall is independent from the shear stresses experienced by the cell. HFB also possesses the highest surface area to volume ratio of all bioreactor configurations. In theory, these factors enable a high… 
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