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By Gilson Khang, Moon Suk Kim, Hai Bang Lee

Tissue engineering has been famous as providing an alternate strategy to whole-organ and tissue transplantation for diseased, failed, or malfunctioned organs. To reconstruct a brand new tissue through tissue engineering, the subsequent triad elements are wanted: (1) cells that are harvested and dissociated from the donor tissue; (2) biomaterials as scaffold substrates within which cells are hooked up and cultured, leading to implantation on the wanted website of the functioning tissue; and (3) development elements which advertise and/or hinder telephone adhesion, proliferation, migration, and differentiation. of those 3 key parts, scaffolds play a serious function in tissue engineering. This well timed ebook specializes in the practise and characterization of scaffold biomaterials for the applying of tissue-engineered scaffolds. extra importantly, it serves as an experimental guidebook at the standardization of the fabrication procedure and characterization of scaffolding know-how.

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Sieved salt particulates are added to the polymer solution, and the dispersion is gently vortexed [Fig. 1(c)]. • The solution is poured into the designed silicon mould [Fig. 1(d)]. • Subsequently, the mould with dispersion is pressed (60 kgf/cm2) by pressure apparatus [Fig. 1(e)]. qxd 5/12/2007 10:48 AM Page 15 FA Procedure (a) Salt sieving. 15 (b) Preparing of polymer, solvent, salt. (c) Mixing of polymer, solvent, salt. (f) Removal from mould. (h) Freezing and freeze-drying. (d) Moulding. (e) Pressing.

Phase separation by freeze drying can be induced by a polymer solution with an appropriate concentration by rapid freezing. The used solvent is then removed by freeze drying, resulting in porous structure as a portion of the solvent. Collagen scaffolds with pores of 50–150 µm, collagen–glycosaminoglycan blend scaffolds with an average pore size of 90–120 µm, and chitosan scaffolds with a pore size of 1–250 µm have been developed; the sizes vary with the freezing condition. qxd 5/17/2007 8:18 PM Page 9 FA Fabrication and Characterisation for Scaffolds 9 In addition, scaffold structures of synthetic polymers such as PLA and PLGA have been successfully made using this method, with over 90% porosity and 15–250 µm size.

The pore shapes are almost the same as those of the salt particulates (Fig. 7). a b Fig. 6 SEM pictures of PLGA scaffold fabricated by salt-particle leaching method (×50). (a) Surface; (b) cross-section. qxd 5/12/2007 10:48 AM Page 20 FA Protocol for Solvent-Casting / Salt-Leaching Method 20 90~180 µm 180~250 µm 250~300 µm 425~ µm 300~425 µm (a) 90~180 µm 180~250 µm 300~425 µm 250~300 µm 425~ µm (b) Fig. 7 (a) Various sizes of salt particles, and (b) surface of PLGA scaffold fabricated by salt-particle leaching method according to pore size (×50).

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