Vascularizing engineered tissues for in vivo and in vitro applications

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Engineering human tissues to enhance, replace or simulate physiological function has enormous potential to significantly impact human healthcare. A fundamental feature of human tissue is a vascular supply. The creation of a living dynamic circulation has proved to be a significant challenge. The past decade has brought several new approaches to create a vascular supply for three-dimensional human tissues for both in vitro and in vivo applications. However, future challenges remain, and new innovation in the areas of cell sourcing, the extracellular matrix, and controlling the immune response will be required to fully harness the potential of tissue engineering.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationCardiac Regeneration and Repair
Subtitle of host publicationBiomaterials and Tissue Engineering
PublisherElsevier Ltd.
Number of pages16
ISBN (Print)9780857096593
StatePublished - Jan 1 2014


  • Blood supply
  • Microcirculation
  • Regenerative medicine

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Dentistry(all)
  • Medicine(all)


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