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New Method for Creating Tissue Engineering Scaffolds

(Science Daily) Researchers at Northwestern University have developed a new method for creating scaffolds for tissue engineering applications, providing an alternative that is more flexible and less time-intensive than current technology…
The new process creates scaffolds that are highly flexible and can be tailored to degrade at varying speeds depending on the recovery time expected for the patient. The scaffolds can also incorporate nano-sized fibers, providing a new range of mechanical and biological properties, [researcher Guillermo] Ameer said.
"The technology could prove very useful in repairing ACL (anterior cruciate ligament) tears and in bone void fillers," Ameer said.
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