Recent Advancements in Soft Tissue Regeneration

Author(s): James A. Cooper, Brittany Ferraro, Andreas Christensen

Journal Name: Recent Patents on Biomedical Engineering (Discontinued)

Volume 6 , Issue 1 , 2013


In this millennium, tissue engineering for soft tissue repair has expanded to include regenerative medicine. Researchers are tirelessly developing new ideas and methods for engineering fully functional tissue. Introduced are four major areas of soft tissue musculoskeletal research: ligament, cartilage, muscle and rotator cuff. Investigators are pursuing tissue regenerative medicine therapies to provide functionality and promote development of musculoskeletal neo-tissue. This article addresses some of the recent patents that help regenerate musculoskeletal tissues using genes, cells and scaffolds.

Keywords: Soft tissue repair, ligament, cartilage, muscle, rotator cuff, scaffold, tissue engineering

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Year: 2013
Page: [22 - 28]
Pages: 7
DOI: 10.2174/1874764711306010004

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