Volume 91 Issue 14 | p. 36 | Concentrates
Issue Date: April 8, 2013

Engineered Tissue On A String

Cell-filled fibers can be woven into three-dimensional structures for therapeutic applications
Department: Science & Technology
News Channels: Materials SCENE, Biological SCENE
Keywords: tissue engineering, fibers

Long, thin fibrous materials would be attractive for tissue engineering if there were a good way to incorporate cells and extracellular matrix proteins into the fibers. Shoji Takeuchi and coworkers at the University of Tokyo have now made that wish come true (Nat. Mater., DOI: 10.1038/nmat3606). The researchers took advantage of double-coaxial laminar flow in a microfluidic device to fabricate fibers with a . . .

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