Polymers Used in Tissue Engineering

Authored by: Vasif Hasirci , Deniz Yucel

Encyclopedia of Biomaterials and Biomedical Engineering, Second Edition

Print publication date:  May  2008
Online publication date:  May  2008

Print ISBN: 9781420078022
eBook ISBN: 9781498761437
Adobe ISBN:

10.1081/E-EBBE2-120041783

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Abstract

Tissue engineering is an extension of the biomedical materials field and involves scaffolds (preferably biodegradable and polymeric) seeded with autogeneous cells. This entry discusses some background information on tissue engineering and also more recent research on biomaterials and the direction in which the research is trending.

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