publication . Article . Other literature type . 2016

Vascularization and Angiogenesis in Tissue Engineering: Beyond Creating Static Networks

Jeroen Rouwkema; Ali Khademhosseini;
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  • Published: 01 Sep 2016
  • Country: Netherlands
Abstract
Engineered tissues need a vascular network to supply cells with nutrients and oxygen after implantation. A network that can connect to the vasculature of the patient after implantation can be included during in vitro culture. For optimal integration, this network needs to be highly organized, including venules, capillaries, and arterioles, to supply all of the cells with sufficient nutrients. Owing to the importance of vascularization for the clinical applicability of tissue engineering, many approaches have been investigated to include an organized vascular network in tissue constructs. This review will give an overview of recent efforts, and will propose futur...
Subjects
free text keywords: METIS-317642, IR-101189, Bioinformatics, Angiogenesis, Biology, Tissue engineering
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publication . Article . Other literature type . 2016

Vascularization and Angiogenesis in Tissue Engineering: Beyond Creating Static Networks

Jeroen Rouwkema; Ali Khademhosseini;