We developed customizable biomolecule functionalized 3D poly caprolactone (PCL) scaffolds reinforced with carbon nanofibers (CNF) for human meniscal tissue engineering. Highly porous, electrically conductive 3D nanocomposite scaffolds exhibited porous nanoarchitectures which facilitated enhanced mechanical integrity and meniscus cell augmentation in vitro. In vivo biocompatibility studies on rabbits show admirable results
we envisioned to investigate and explore the possibility of using CNF with multiple properties in developing porous 3D polymeric scaffolds with high mechanical integrity intended for meniscal tissue engineering.
Writing this article was a great pleasure as it has co-authors with whom I have had long standing collaborations. Dr. Mamatha M Pillai, PhD
Nanomedicine 2018 10 4;14(7):2247-2258. Epub 2018 Aug 4.
Advanced Textile and Polymer Research Laboratory, PSG Institute of Advanced Studies, Peelamedu, Coimbatore, India; Department of Electronics and Communication Engineering, PSG College of Technology, Coimbatore, India. Electronic address:
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