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Introduction to Tissue Engineering For UnderGraduates


  • What is tissue engineering?
  • Basics of tissue engineering
  • Role of the engineer

Tissue Engineering is “an interdisciplinary field that incorporates and applies the principles of engineering and life sciences toward the development of biological substitutes that restore, maintain, or improve tissue organ or function” (R. Langer, Science,
260:920-926, 1993)

It can also be explained as “the development and manipulation of laboratory grown molecules, cells, tissues, or organs to replace or support the function of defective or injured body parts” (Pittsburgh Tissue Engineering Initiative)

Why Tissue Engineering?

Why we needed Tissue Engineering, Why other Fields were not Good enough?