Polymeric Scaffolds for Bone Tissue Engineering

  title={Polymeric Scaffolds for Bone Tissue Engineering},
  author={Xiaohua Liu and Peter X Ma},
  journal={Annals of Biomedical Engineering},
Bone tissue engineering is a rapidly developing area. Engineering bone typically uses an artificial extracellular matrix (scaffold), osteoblasts or cells that can become osteoblasts, and regulating factors that promote cell attachment, differentiation, and mineralized bone formation. Among them, highly porous scaffolds play a critical role in cell seeding, proliferation, and new 3D-tissue formation. A variety of biodegradable polymer materials and scaffolding fabrication techniques for bone… CONTINUE READING