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Controlling the processing of collagen-hydroxyapatite scaffolds for bone tissue engineering.

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Scaffolds are an important aspect of the tissue engineering approach to tissue regeneration. This study shows that it is possible to manufacture scaffolds from type I collagen with or without hydroxyapatite (HA) by critical point drying. The mean pore sizes of the scaffolds can be altered from 44 to 135 microm depending on the precise processing conditions. Such pore sizes span the range that is likely to be required for specific cells. The mechanical properties of the scaffolds have been mea...

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10.1007/s10856-006-0682-9

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Department:
Oxford, MPLS, Materials
Role:
Author
Volume:
18
Issue:
2
Pages:
201-209
Publication date:
2007-02-05
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EISSN:
1573-4838
ISSN:
0957-4530
URN:
uuid:351d0415-b6bf-4282-b242-c452a69bf0ca
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19602
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pubs:19602

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