|Project||MicroNanoScaff :: publications list|
|Title||Micro/nano replication and 3D assembling techniques for scaffold fabrication.|
|Publication Type||Review Paper|
|Year of Publication||2014|
|Authors||Lima M. J., Correlo V. M., and Reis R. L.|
|Abstract Text|| |
The development of tissue engineering field entails the creation of micro/nanoscale features for cellular alignment and biocompatibility improvement. As replication techniques, hot embossing and soft lithography can be used to produce micro/nanoscale features on biodegradable membranes. Subsequently the generation of 3D scaffolds can be done by means of assembling techniques.
Using the described techniques, high resolution of features, as small as 5 nm, can be achieved. Nevertheless membrane assembling must be fully studied to avoid feature fluctuations and even collapse of the scaffold.
The present review focuses on the state-of-the-art in the replication techniques used to create micro/nanoscale features on biodegradable polymers and assembling approaches to construct scaffolds with the aim of exploring existing advances and limitations of the reported methods.
|Journal||Materials Science and Engineering: C|
|Keywords||patterning, Scaffold, soft lithography|
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