Preparation and characterization of a scaffold for vascular tissue engineering by direct-assembling of collagen and cells in a cylindrical geometry.

In the past 25 years, several efforts have been focused on developing vascular substitutes showing long-term patency when implanted in humans. In this study, we present our last findings in an ongoing project aiming to develop a tissue-regenerated blood vessel from collagen-based scaffolds. A collagen-based scaffold with adequate biological properties was… CONTINUE READING