Intervention of Carbon Nanotubes in Tissue Engineering Applications
Pp. 208-235 (28)
C. S. Pundir
Tissue Engineering is an interdisciplinary subject which deciphers to
produce functional three-dimensional (3D) tissues combining scaffolds, cells and/or
bioactive molecules. Carbon nanotubes (CNTs) have received the attention of
researchers for the past 25 years. It is one of the most exploratory materials in the
biomedical applications. This chapter describes the properties of CNT which helps in
mimicking the extracellular matrix (ECM) of various tissue materials. The chapter also
discusses the role of CNT based scaffold materials in regeneration of various tissues
such as neurons, cartilage and muscles.
CNT properties, ECM, Musculo-skeletal tissues, Nano-scaffolds,
Neurons, Tissue engineering.