volume 20, issue 1-2, P19-26 2002
DOI: 10.1016/s0928-4931(02)00008-5
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M.E Gomes, J.S Godinho, D Tchalamov, A.M Cunha, R.L Reis

Abstract: An ideal tissue engineering scaffold must be designed from a polymer with an adequate degradation rate. The processing technique must allow for the preparation of 3-D scaffolds with controlled porosity and adequate pore sizes, as well as tissue matching mechanical properties and an appropriate biological response. This communication revises recent work that has been developed in our laboratories with the aim of producing 3-D polymeric structures (from starch-based blends) with adequate properties to be used as…

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