Biomimetic strategies for fracture repair: engineering the cell microenvironment for directed tissue formation

Vas, Wollis J. and Shah, Mittal and Al Hosni, Rawiya and Owen, Helen C. and Roberts, Scott J. (2017) Biomimetic strategies for fracture repair: engineering the cell microenvironment for directed tissue formation. Journal of Tissue Engineering, 8 . pp. 1-14. ISSN 2041-7314

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Abstract

Complications resulting from impaired fracture healing have major clinical implications on fracture management strategies. Novel concepts taken from developmental biology have driven research strategies towards the elaboration of regenerative approaches that can truly harness the complex cellular events involved in tissue formation and repair. Advances in polymer technology and a better understanding of naturally derived scaffolds have given rise to novel biomaterials with an increasing ability to recapitulate native tissue environments. This coupled with advances in the understanding of stem cell biology and technology has opened new avenues for regenerative strategies with true clinical translatability. These advances have provided the impetus to develop alternative approaches to enhance the fracture repair process. We provide an update on these advances, with a focus on the development of novel biomimetic approaches for bone regeneration and their translational potential.

Item Type: Article
Research Areas: A. > School of Science and Technology > Natural Sciences
Item ID: 21781
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Depositing User: Helen Roberts
Date Deposited: 04 May 2017 15:50
Last Modified: 11 May 2017 16:35
URI: http://eprints.mdx.ac.uk/id/eprint/21781

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