Polymer-based scaffolds for soft-tissue engineering
|Author/s||Pérez-Puyana, Víctor Manuel
Romero García, Alberto
Guerrero Conejo, Antonio Francisco
|Department||Universidad de Sevilla. Departamento de Ingeniería Química|
|Abstract||Biomaterials have been used since ancient times. However, it was not until the late 1960s when their development prospered, increasing the research on them. In recent years, the study of biomaterials has focused mainly on ...
Biomaterials have been used since ancient times. However, it was not until the late 1960s when their development prospered, increasing the research on them. In recent years, the study of biomaterials has focused mainly on tissue regeneration, requiring a biomaterial that can support cells during their growth and fulfill the function of the replaced tissue until its regeneration. These materials, called scaffolds, have been developed with a wide variety of materials and processes, with the polymer ones being the most advanced. For this reason, the need arises for a review that compiles the techniques most used in the development of polymer-based scaffolds. This review has focused on three of the most used techniques: freeze-drying, electrospinning and 3D printing, focusing on current and future trends. In addition, the advantages and disadvantages of each of them have been compared.
|Citation||Pérez-Puyana, V. M., Jiménez-Rosado, M., Romero García, A. y Guerrero Conejo, A.F. (2020). Polymer-based scaffolds for soft-tissue engineering. Polymers, 12 (7), 1566-.|