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Microfluidic fabrication of microengineered hydrogels and their application in tissue engineering

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Abstract

Microfluidic technologies are emerging as an enabling tool for various applications in tissue engineering and cell biology. One emerging use of microfluidic systems is the generation of shape-controlled hydrogels (i.e., microfibers, microparticles, and hydrogel building blocks) for various biological applications. Furthermore, the microfluidic fabrication of cell-laden hydrogels is of great benefit for creating artificial scaffolds. In this paper, we review the current development of microfluidic-based fabrication techniques for the creation of fibers, particles, and cell-laden hydrogels. We also highlight their emerging applications in tissue engineering and regenerative medicine.

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The article was received on 09 Sep 2011, accepted on 21 Oct 2011 and first published on 21 Nov 2011


Article type: Critical Review
DOI: 10.1039/C1LC20859D
Citation: Lab Chip, 2012,12, 45-59
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    Microfluidic fabrication of microengineered hydrogels and their application in tissue engineering

    B. G. Chung, K. Lee, A. Khademhosseini and S. Lee, Lab Chip, 2012, 12, 45
    DOI: 10.1039/C1LC20859D

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