Damage to an organ or tissue remains a problem despite advances in medical technology. Available treatmentsinclude organs transplantation, surgical reconstruction such as mechanical devices. However, all thesemethodologies have several contraindications. In recent years, tissue engineering methods is considered as means toreplace diseased or damaged organs. For these kind of application, the choice of scaffolding material is crucial tothe success of the technique. In the function of the application, the synthetic scaffolds should meet several criteria,including: good biocompatibility, sufficient mechanical properties, and adequate biodegradability. The aim of ourstudy was to evaluate polymeric scaffolds having specific characteristics about biocompatibility andbiodegradability.
|Number of pages||3|
|Publication status||Published - 2009|