Scaffolding in tissue engineering: general approaches and tissue-specific considerations.


Journal Article (Review)

Scaffolds represent important components for tissue engineering. However, researchers often encounter an enormous variety of choices when selecting scaffolds for tissue engineering. This paper aims to review the functions of scaffolds and the major scaffolding approaches as important guidelines for selecting scaffolds and discuss the tissue-specific considerations for scaffolding, using intervertebral disc as an example.

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Cited Authors

  • Chan, BP; Leong, KW

Published Date

  • December 2008

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 17 Suppl 4 /

Start / End Page

  • 467 - 479

PubMed ID

  • 19005702

Pubmed Central ID

  • 19005702

Electronic International Standard Serial Number (EISSN)

  • 1432-0932

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 0940-6719

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1007/s00586-008-0745-3


  • eng