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Med Sci (Paris). 2017 Jan;33(1):46-51. doi: 10.1051/medsci/20173301008. Epub 2017 Jan 25.

[Tissue engineering: a multidisciplinary approach].

[Article in French]

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1
Inserm U1148, Laboratoire de recherche vasculaire translationnelle (LVTS), Université Paris 13, Université Paris Diderot, CHU Xavier Bichat, 46, rue Henri Huchard, F-75018 Paris, France.
2
Inserm, Bioingénierie tissulaire, U1026, Université Bordeaux, CHU de Bordeaux, CIC 1401, F-33000 Bordeaux, France.

Abstract

The prostheses have been around for thousands of years. Initially, it was substitute materials to replace members (leg, foot, hand) or for surgery (suture). The materials used have evolved, but they had never been created for medical applications. Recently, other strategies have emerged to construct or repair tissues. They are based on the use of biological components such as proteins or cells and provide a biological dimension to the term "biomaterial" and they often involve engineering. We illustrate the tissue engineering approaches using the examples of muscle and vessel regeneration strategies in the frame of restorative medicine.

PMID:
28120755
DOI:
10.1051/medsci/20173301008
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