Developing scaffolds for tissue-engineered small-diameter blood vessels

L. Buttafoco*, A. A. Poot, P. J. Dijkstra, I. Vermes, J. Feijen

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    Abstract

    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.

    Original languageEnglish
    Pages32
    Number of pages1
    Publication statusPublished - 1 Dec 2002
    EventThird Smith and Nephew International Symposium 2002: Translating Tissue Engineering into Products - Atlanta, United States
    Duration: 13 Oct 200216 Oct 2002
    Conference number: 3

    Conference

    ConferenceThird Smith and Nephew International Symposium 2002
    CountryUnited States
    CityAtlanta
    Period13/10/0216/10/02

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    Buttafoco, L., Poot, A. A., Dijkstra, P. J., Vermes, I., & Feijen, J. (2002). Developing scaffolds for tissue-engineered small-diameter blood vessels. 32. Paper presented at Third Smith and Nephew International Symposium 2002, Atlanta, United States.