Tissue engineering

Jeffrey A. Hubbell, Robert Langer

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Abstract

The groundwork for developing biological substitutes for damaged tissue is being prepared by the new, rapidly evolving field of tissue engineering. This field, at the intersection of engineering and biology, is one of chemical engineering's promising frontiers. It draws on the chemical engineer's expert knowledge of fluid dynamics, mass transport, process modeling, materials design, and chemistry. Working with physicians and other biological specialists, chemical engineers are designing biocompatible casings for cell transplants, polymer composites for patching wounds, scaffolds that guide and encourage cells to form tissue, bioreactors for large-scale production of therapeutic cells, and experimental and mathematical models to predict cell behavior.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)42-54
Number of pages13
JournalChemical and Engineering News
Volume73
Issue number11
StatePublished - Mar 1 1995
Externally publishedYes

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  • Chemical Engineering(all)

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    Hubbell, J. A., & Langer, R. (1995). Tissue engineering. Chemical and Engineering News, 73(11), 42-54.