Tissue Engineering

In this Tissue Engineering Lab, you will learn about principles of tissue engineering in articular cartilage regenerative medicine. You will explore types of polymers and hydrogels to synthesize hydrogels.


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  • Choi, D.(2008). Preparation of poly(ethylene glycol) hydrogels with different network structures for the application of enzyme immobilization. Bio-Medical Materials and Engineering, 18, 345-356.
  • Ehrbar, M.(2007). Enzymatic formation of modular cell-instructive fibrin analogs for tissue engineering. Biomaterials, 28, 3856-3866.
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