Polymer carriers for drug delivery in tissue engineering

Marina Sokolsky-Papkov, Kapil Agashi, Andrew Olaye, Kevin Shakesheff, Abraham J. Domb

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Growing demand for tissues and organs for transplantation and the inability to meet this need using by autogeneic (from the host) or allogeneic (from the same species) sources has led to the rapid development of tissue engineering as an alternative. Tissue engineering aims to replace or facilitate the regrowth of damaged or diseased tissue by applying a combination of biomaterials, cells and bioactive molecules. This review focuses on synthetic polymers that have been used for tissue growth scaffold fabrication and their applications in both cell and extracellular matrix support and controlling the release of cell growth and differentiation supporting drugs.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)187-206
Number of pages20
JournalAdvanced Drug Delivery Reviews
Issue number4-5
StatePublished - 30 May 2007
Externally publishedYes


  • Collagen blends
  • Polyester
  • Scaffold
  • Scaffold fabrication


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