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Biomaterials and scaffolds in reparative medicineMost approaches currently pursued or contemplated within the framework of reparative medicine, including cell-based therapies, artificial organs, and engineered living tissues, are dependent on our ability to synthesize or otherwise generate novel materials, fabricate or assemble materials into appropriate 2-D and 3-D forms, and precisely tailor material-related physical and biological properties so as to achieve a desired clinical response. This paper summarizes the scientific and technological opportunities within the fields of biomaterials science and molecular engineering that will likely establish new enabling technologies for cellular and molecular therapies directed at the repair, replacement, or reconstruction of diseased or damaged organs and tissues.
Document ID
Document Type
Reprint (Version printed in journal)
Chaikof, Elliot L. (Emory University 1639 Pierce Drive, Atlanta, GA 30322, United States)
Matthew, Howard
Kohn, Joachim
Mikos, Antonios G.
Prestwich, Glenn D.
Yip, Christopher M.
McIntire, L. V.
Date Acquired
August 21, 2013
Publication Date
June 1, 2002
Publication Information
Publication: Annals of the New York Academy of Sciences
Volume: 961
ISSN: 0077-8923
Subject Category
Life Sciences (General)
Distribution Limits
Non-NASA Center
Review, Tutorial
NASA Discipline Cell Biology