Monolithic Polymers for Cell Cultivation, Differentiation, and Tissue Engineering


  • This work was supported by the Federal Government of Germany and the Freistaat Sachsen.


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Need a new nose? Biocompatible, highly porous monolithic scaffolds have been prepared by electron-beam-initiated free-radical polymerization and ring-opening metathesis polymerization. These scaffolds can be used for the in vitro construction of equivalents to bone and fatty tissue. Thus, autologous stem cells have been differentiated into both lipoblasts and osteocytes.