The use of microfiber composites of elastin-like protein matrix reinforced with synthetic collagen in the design of vascular grafts.


Collagen and elastin networks contribute to highly specialized biomechanical responses in numerous tissues and species. Biomechanical properties such as modulus, elasticity, and strength ultimately affect tissue function and durability, as well as local cellular behavior. In the case of vascular bypass grafts, compliance at physiologic pressures is… (More)
DOI: 10.1016/j.biomaterials.2010.05.014


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