Biological characterisation of tissue-engineered vascular grafts

Paula Engbers-Buijtenhuijs

Research output: ThesisPhD Thesis - Research UT, graduation UT

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Abstract

This thesis describes the development of tissue-engineered (TE) autologous vascular prostheses, exclusively composed of biological materials and vascular cells, especially for small-diameter applications. A TE construct mimicking the media (middle layer) of a natural blood vessel in terms of morphology, mechanical strength 1 and appropriate cellular functions was produced. In addition, several methods to evaluate tissue homeostasis in the TE constructs were investigated.
Original languageEnglish
Awarding Institution
  • University of Twente
Supervisors/Advisors
  • Vermes, I., Supervisor
  • Feijen, J., Supervisor
  • Poot, A.A., Co-Supervisor
Award date1 Apr 2005
Place of PublicationEnschede
Publisher
Print ISBNs90-365-2163-7
Publication statusPublished - 1 Apr 2005

Keywords

  • METIS-224365
  • IR-50435

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    Engbers-Buijtenhuijs, P. (2005). Biological characterisation of tissue-engineered vascular grafts. Enschede: Universiteit Twente.