Tissue-engineered urinary bladder wall using PLGA mesh-collagen hybrid scaffolds: a comparison study of collagen sponge and gel as a scaffold.

@article{Nakanishi2003TissueengineeredUB,
  title={Tissue-engineered urinary bladder wall using PLGA mesh-collagen hybrid scaffolds: a comparison study of collagen sponge and gel as a scaffold.},
  author={Yuka Nakanishi and Guoping Chen and Hiroaki Komuro and T. Ushida and Setsuko Kaneko and Tetsuya Tateishi and Michio Kaneko},
  journal={Journal of pediatric surgery},
  year={2003},
  volume={38 12},
  pages={1781-4}
}
PURPOSE Tissue engineering of the urinary bladder using autologous cells and biodegradable scaffold is a promising method for augmentation. The authors developed 2 hybrid scaffolds by combining poly (DL-lactic-co-glycolic acid; PLGA) mesh for mechanical strength with collagen sponge or gel suitable for cell seeding. The aim of this study was to compare collagen as a scaffold between collagen sponge and gel and to construct a tissue-engineered urinary bladder wall utilizing these hybrid… CONTINUE READING