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Development of Hydrogels and Biomimetic Regulators as Tissue Engineering Scaffolds

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Department of Textile Sciences, Faculty of Human Ecology, University of Manitoba, Winnipeg, MB R3T 2N2, Canada
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Department of Mechanical Engineering, University of Manitoba, Winnipeg, MB R3T 2N2, Canada
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Manitoba Institute of Child Health, Winnipeg, MB R3E 3P5, Canada
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Department of Biochemistry and Medical Genetics, University of Manitoba, Winnipeg, MB R3T 2N2, Canada
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Department of Medical Microbiology, Faculty of Medicine, University of Manitoba, Winnipeg, MB R3T 2N2, Canada
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Membranes 2012, 2(1), 70-90; https://doi.org/10.3390/membranes2010070
Received: 26 December 2011 / Revised: 17 January 2012 / Accepted: 2 February 2012 / Published: 14 February 2012
(This article belongs to the Special Issue Membranes for Health and Environmental Applications)
This paper reviews major research and development issues relating to hydrogels as scaffolds for tissue engineering, the article starts with a brief introduction of tissue engineering and hydrogels as extracellular matrix mimics, followed by a description of the various types of hydrogels and preparation methods, before a discussion of the physical and chemical properties that are important to their application. There follows a short comment on the trends of future research and development. Throughout the discussion there is an emphasis on the genetic understanding of bone tissue engineering application. View Full-Text
Keywords: hydrogel; bone; tissue engineering hydrogel; bone; tissue engineering
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Shi, J.; Xing, M.M.Q.; Zhong, W. Development of Hydrogels and Biomimetic Regulators as Tissue Engineering Scaffolds. Membranes 2012, 2, 70-90.

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