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By Gilson Khang, Moon Suk Kim, Hai Bang Lee

Tissue engineering has been famous as delivering another strategy to whole-organ and tissue transplantation for diseased, failed, or malfunctioned organs. To reconstruct a brand new tissue through tissue engineering, the next triad parts are wanted: (1) cells that are harvested and dissociated from the donor tissue; (2) biomaterials as scaffold substrates within which cells are connected and cultured, leading to implantation on the wanted website of the functioning tissue; and (3) progress components which advertise and/or hinder cellphone adhesion, proliferation, migration, and differentiation. of those 3 key parts, scaffolds play a serious function in tissue engineering. This well timed publication makes a speciality of the coaching and characterization of scaffold biomaterials for the appliance of tissue-engineered scaffolds. extra importantly, it serves as an experimental guidebook at the standardization of the fabrication method and characterization of scaffolding know-how.

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0 500 400 300 200 100 0 Median diameter (µm) (b) Fig. 5 Pore size distribution of scaffolds mixing desireable materials by means of solvent casting/salt-leaching. 2 Amount of residual NaCl with variation of salt extraction in water. 92 mg/mL ND* ND ND *ND: no detection. 2). • The salt amount remaining in scaffold, according to the saltleaching time, is analysed using ion chromatography. • The pore structures are observed by SEM. • The pore structures of the three-dimensional scaffolds can be regulated by controlling the properties of the salt particulates.

Qxd 5/12/2007 10:48 AM Page 20 FA Protocol for Solvent-Casting / Salt-Leaching Method 20 90~180 µm 180~250 µm 250~300 µm 425~ µm 300~425 µm (a) 90~180 µm 180~250 µm 300~425 µm 250~300 µm 425~ µm (b) Fig. 7 (a) Various sizes of salt particles, and (b) surface of PLGA scaffold fabricated by salt-particle leaching method according to pore size (×50). 5 Cautions • Scaffold-impregnated soluble protein cannot be manufactured using this method. qxd 5/12/2007 10:48 AM Page 21 FA Cautions (Continued ) • • • • • To form open and interconnected pores, the proper salt size and amount must be selected.

These test methods are similar to those of conventional biomaterials. The rate of degradation of manufactured scaffolds is one of the most important factors in designing tissue-engineered products. Ideally, the scaffold construct provides mechanical and biochemical support until the entire tissue regenerates without any change, and then it completely biodegrades at a rate consistent with tissue generation. Immersion studies are commonly conducted to track the degradation of biodegradeable matrices.

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