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Advanced Strategies for Tissue Engineering in Regenerative Medicine: A Biofabrication and Biopolymer Perspective

Wits Advanced Drug Delivery Platform Research Unit, Department of Pharmacy and Pharmacology, School of Therapeutic Sciences, Faculty of Health Sciences, University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg, 7 York Road, Parktown 2193, South Africa
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Molecules 2021, 26(9), 2518; https://doi.org/10.3390/molecules26092518
Received: 19 February 2021 / Revised: 13 April 2021 / Accepted: 18 April 2021 / Published: 26 April 2021
(This article belongs to the Special Issue Hydrogels for Tissue Engineering and Regenerative Medicine)
Tissue engineering is known to encompass multiple aspects of science, medicine and engineering. The development of systems which are able to promote the growth of new cells and tissue components are vital in the treatment of severe tissue injury and damage. This can be done through a variety of different biofabrication strategies including the use of hydrogels, 3D bioprinted scaffolds and nanotechnology. The incorporation of stem cells into these systems and the advantage of this is also discussed. Biopolymers, those which have a natural original, have been particularly advantageous in tissue engineering systems as they are often found within the extracellular matrix of the human body. The utilization of biopolymers has become increasing popular as they are biocompatible, biodegradable and do not illicit an immune response when placed into the body. Tissue engineering systems for use with the eye are also discussed. This is of particular interest as the eye is known as an immune privileged site resulting in an extremely limited ability for natural cell regeneration. View Full-Text
Keywords: tissue engineering; biomaterials; natural polymers; cell regeneration tissue engineering; biomaterials; natural polymers; cell regeneration
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Lynch, C.R.; Kondiah, P.P.D.; Choonara, Y.E. Advanced Strategies for Tissue Engineering in Regenerative Medicine: A Biofabrication and Biopolymer Perspective. Molecules 2021, 26, 2518. https://doi.org/10.3390/molecules26092518

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Lynch CR, Kondiah PPD, Choonara YE. Advanced Strategies for Tissue Engineering in Regenerative Medicine: A Biofabrication and Biopolymer Perspective. Molecules. 2021; 26(9):2518. https://doi.org/10.3390/molecules26092518

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Lynch, Courtney R., Pierre P.D. Kondiah, and Yahya E. Choonara. 2021. "Advanced Strategies for Tissue Engineering in Regenerative Medicine: A Biofabrication and Biopolymer Perspective" Molecules 26, no. 9: 2518. https://doi.org/10.3390/molecules26092518

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