Utilizing micropellets as building blocks in cartilage tissue engineering
Babur, Betul (2015) Utilizing micropellets as building blocks in cartilage tissue engineering. PhD by Publication, Queensland University of Technology.
Osteoarthritis is the most common cause of pain and disability in Australia. This project describes a method where hundreds of cartilage microtissues are generated as tiny building blocks for assembly into larger tissues suitable for cartilage defect repair. Tissue engineering applications has the potential to overcome natural barriers and effectively repair damaged cartilage tissue. However, engineering few-millimeter thick cartilage, similar to human cartilage in the knee, remains a challenge. Utilizing micropellets as building blocks has the potential to overcome some of the challenges in cartilage tissue engineering.
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|Item Type:||QUT Thesis (PhD by Publication)|
|Supervisor:||Doran, Michael, Lott, Bill, & Klein, Travis|
|Keywords:||Articular cartilage, Cartilage tissue engineering, Cell spheroids, Chondrogenesis, MSC, Osteogenesis, Tissue assembly|
|Divisions:||Current > Schools > School of Biomedical Sciences
Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Faculty of Health
Current > Institutes > Institute of Health and Biomedical Innovation
|Institution:||Queensland University of Technology|
|Deposited On:||24 Apr 2015 01:20|
|Last Modified:||20 Oct 2015 02:46|
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