BENG 100 - Lecture 22 - Tissue Engineering

Lecture 22 - Tissue Engineering


Professor Saltzman motivates the need for tissue engineering, and describes the basic elements of the tissue engineering approach. Professor Saltzman defines three different types of tissue transplants: autografts, allografts, and xenografts. An online resource for organ donors/recipients is presented, which stresses the great need for donors, and the important contribution of tissue engineering in producing/growing organs that can be used for this purpose. Next, Professor Saltzman compared drug and gene therapy, and discusses the use of stem cell in tissue engineering for wound healing. The need for compatible biomaterials to support growth and differentiation of stem cells into functional organ is also highlighted.



Biomedical Engineering: Bridging Medicine and Technology, in preparation by Mark Saltzman (forthcoming by Cambridge University Press); chapter 16 

Summary and Key Concepts: Chapter 16

Griffith, Linda G. and Gail Naughton. "Tissue Engineering -- Current Challenges and Expanding Opportunities." Science, Volume 295, (February 8), pp. 1009-14. 2002.

Langer, Robert and Joseph P. Vacanti. "Tissue Engineering." Science, New Series, Volume 260, Issue 5110 (May 14), pp. 920-926, 1993.

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