Mechanical and structural properties of a novel hybrid heart valve scaffold for tissue engineering.

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Hybrid heart valve scaffolds were fabricated from decellularized porcine aortic heart valve matrices and enhanced with bioresorbable polymers using different protocols: (i) dip coating of lyophilized decellularized matrices, and (ii) impregnation of wet decellularized matrices. The following polymers were evaluated: poly(4-hydroxybutyrate) and poly(3… (More)

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@article{Grabow2004MechanicalAS, title={Mechanical and structural properties of a novel hybrid heart valve scaffold for tissue engineering.}, author={Niels Grabow and Kathleen Schmohl and Amir Khosravi and Mark Philipp and Michael Scharfschwerdt and Bernhard Graf and Christof Stamm and Axel D. Haubold and Klaus-Peter Schmitz and Gustav Steinhoff}, journal={Artificial organs}, year={2004}, volume={28 11}, pages={971-9} }