Macromolecular Symposia

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January 31, 2012

Stem Cells: Polymer-based Scaffold Designs For In Situ Vascular Tissue Engineering: Controlling Recruitment and Differentiation Behavior of Endothelial Colony Forming Cells

Stem Cells: Polymer-based Scaffold Designs For In Situ Vascular Tissue Engineering: Controlling Recruitment and Differentiation Behavior of Endothelial Colony Forming Cells

Emanuela S. Fioretta,* Joost O. Fledderus, Ewelina A. Burakowska-Meise, Frank P. T. Baaijens, Marianne C. Verhaar, Carlijn V. C. Bouten

In situ vascular tissue engineering aims to provide off-the-shelf cell-free vascular substitutes that accommodate in vivo cell recruitment, differentiation, and tissue formation at the site of implantation. Smart scaffold designs are required to guide and control this process, e.g., by recruiting and differentiating circulating cells into the different lineages that constitute the vessel wall.

Macromol. Biosci., DOI: 10.1002/mabi.201100315

Other contributions to the article series on stem cells can be found here.

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