The issue related to the development of scaffolds for tissue-engineered small-diameter blood vessels, is presented. Presently, tubes are being prepared by freeze drying a suspension of type I insoluble collagen from bovine Achilles tendon in a tubular mould. It is estimated that after once cultured on the scaffolds, smooth muscle cells (SMC) would grow and produce extracellular matrix components (ECM), and develop new blood vessels. Different crosslinking methods as well as varius crosslinked samples were studied from a physical and chemical point of view to ascertain the situation.
|Number of pages||1|
|Publication status||Published - 1 Dec 2002|
|Event||Third Smith and Nephew International Symposium 2002: Translating Tissue Engineering into Products - Atlanta, United States|
Duration: 13 Oct 2002 → 16 Oct 2002
Conference number: 3
|Conference||Third Smith and Nephew International Symposium 2002|
|Period||13/10/02 → 16/10/02|