Posted by: Janine | September 27, 2011

Materials Chemistry

Growing new tissue
Cells need a scaffold for growth
PHEMA can be used

Stefan Paterson

University of Western Australia

Thesis Title:  “The synthesis of PHEMA-based materials for tissue engineering applications”.
My thesis came under the broad research area of tissue engineering, but more specifically, involved the used of four very different areas of chemistry to synthesize enzymatically degradable macroporous polymeric materials. These materials were degraded in vitro using enzymes, with the degradation profiles of the materials being suitable for tissue engineering applications.


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