Special Issue "Vascularized Tissue Models in Regenerative Engineering"
A special issue of Bioengineering (ISSN 2306-5354).
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (31 October 2016).
Tissue engineering comprises a wide variety of strategies aimed at developing tissue constructs for regeneration or repair of body parts. For almost all tissues, in order to quickly enable nutrient and oxygen supply once the constructs are implanted, it is necessary to develop and include pre-vascularization strategies. Bioprinting plays an increasingly important role in the design of such engineered constructs, as this technology allows the inclusion of interconnected porosity and channels of multiple length scales as well as predefined placement of different cell types, molecular factors and controlled delivery systems. In the development of tissue models, which might replace current animal models and serve for screening purposes, either pharmaceutical or to gain patient specific information, the vascular (micro)environment is also highly relevant.
The current Special Issue seeks contributions addressing (pre)vascularization strategies in biofabrication, either as part of regenerative engineering strategies or as components in tissue model development.
Dr. Jacqueline Alblas
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- three-dimensional tissue models
- organ-on–a-chip and human-on-a-chip
- stem cells, iPS cells
- controlled drug delivery