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Vibrational Spectroscopy and Imaging: Applications for Tissue Engineering


Tissue engineering (TE) approaches strive to regenerate or replace an organ or tissue. The successful development and subsequent integration of a TE construct is contingent on a series of in vitro and in vivo events that result in an optimal construct for implantation. Current widely used methods for evaluation of constructs are incapable of providing an accurate compositional assessment without destruction of the construct. In this review, we discuss the contributions of vibrational spectroscopic assessment for evaluation of tissue engineered construct composition, both during development and post-implantation. Fourier transform infrared (FTIR) spectroscopy in the mid and near-infrared range, as well as Raman spectroscopy, are intrinsically label free, can be non-destructive, and provide specific information on the chemical composition of tissues. Overall, we examine the contribution that vibrational spectroscopy via fiber optics and imaging have to tissue engineering approaches.

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The article was received on 23 Jun 2017, accepted on 12 Sep 2017 and first published on 14 Sep 2017

Article type: Critical Review
DOI: 10.1039/C7AN01055A
Citation: Analyst, 2017, Accepted Manuscript
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    Vibrational Spectroscopy and Imaging: Applications for Tissue Engineering

    W. Querido, J. M. Falcon, S. Kandel and N. Pleshko, Analyst, 2017, Accepted Manuscript , DOI: 10.1039/C7AN01055A

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