Ruberti, Jeff, National Science Foundation
Artificial tissue based on collagen is gaining wider use in the medical community for tissue replacement. Current collagen assembly methods only allow for the production of disorganized, weak scaffolds that can only be used in limited applications such as skin grafts. There is a greater need to create highly organized, load-bearing collagen matrices such as ligaments and corneas. It is essential that a Collagen Nanoloom be developed in order to further advance artificial tissue production. The goal of the Collagen Nanoloom device is to replicate the environments of collagen producing cells known as fibroblasts.
artificial tissue replacement, collagen matrices
Northeastern University, Department of Mechanical, Industrial and Manufacturing Engineering
Castromonte, Mercedes; Lam, Charlie; Sobczky, Derek; Tam, Danny; and Yurko, Andy, "Highly Controlled Collagen Nanoloom" (2007). Capstone Design Program: Mechanical Engineering. Paper 64. http://hdl.handle.net/2047/d10011584
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