A Method to Extract the Complete Fiber Network Topology of Planar Fibrous Tissues and Scaffolds.

Antonio D'Amore, John A. Stella, Antonio D'Amore, William R. Wagner, Michael S. Sacks

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    Abstract

    Improving fabrication protocols and design strategies, investigating on how scaffold architecture affects cell morphology, metabolism and phenotypic expression, predicting mechanical behaviors, have increasingly become crucial goals in the development of engineered tissue scaffolds. In the present study, an image-based analysis approach that provides an automatic tool to fully characterize engineered tissues fiber network topology was developed. The following micro architectural features are detected: fiber angle distribution, fiber connectivity, fiber overlap spatial density, fiber diameter. In order to demonstrate the potential of this approach Electrospun poly(ester urethane)urea (ES-PEUU) scaffolds were studied. Electrospun scaffolds were chosen for their recognized capability to recapitulate native soft tissue extra cellular matrix (ECM) morphology.
    Lingua originaleEnglish
    Numero di pagine2
    Stato di pubblicazionePublished - 2010

    All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

    • Bioengineering

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