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Publication Type : Book Chapter
Publisher : Chitin and Chitosan for Regenerative Medicine, Springer India, New Delhi.
Source : Chitin and Chitosan for Regenerative Medicine, Springer India, New Delhi, p.99–121 (2016)
ISBN : 9788132225119
Campus : Kochi
School : Center for Nanosciences
Center : Nanosciences
Department : Nanosciences and Molecular Medicine
Year : 2016
Abstract : Regenerative medicine focuses on repair/replacement of the damaged tissue or organ in our body. This is done by growing cells on scaffold materials which help in its attachment, migration and proliferation. Chitosan being natural polymer has many unique properties such as being biocompatible, biodegradable and also has antibacterial and wound-healing abilities. Gelatin a derivative of collagen, which is widely present in our body, has been used as a composite with chitosan for promoting cell attachment, proliferation, and differentiation. Composite scaffolds have also shown better mechanical and functional properties because these composites are made of polymer and inorganic/organic blenders. Overall this review focuses on the role of chitosan-gelatin-based composite scaffolds in bone tissue engineering.
Cite this Research Publication : N. M. Sundaram, Deepthi, S., and Jayakumar, R., “Chitosan-Gelatin Composite Scaffolds in Bone Tissue Engineering”, in Chitin and Chitosan for Regenerative Medicine, P. Kumar Dutta, Ed. New Delhi: Springer India, 2016, pp. 99–121.