Tissue engineering: the biophysical background.

  title={Tissue engineering: the biophysical background.},
  author={Adam S. G. Curtis and Mathis Riehle},
  journal={Physics in medicine and biology},
  volume={46 4},
Tissue engineering is the construction, repair or replacement of damaged or missing tissue in humans and other animals. This engineering may take place within the animal body or as tissue constructs to be made in a bioreactor for later grafting into the animal. The minimal set of materials for this are the appropriate types of cell. Usually, however, non-living substrata are used as well. These substrata may be nothing more than materials that bulk up any voids in the damaged tissue and provide… CONTINUE READING

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