Biological and engineering design considerations for vascular tissue engineered blood vessels (TEBVs).

TitleBiological and engineering design considerations for vascular tissue engineered blood vessels (TEBVs).
Publication TypeJournal Article
Year of Publication2014
AuthorsFernandez, CE, Achneck, HE, Reichert, WM, and Truskey, GA
JournalCurrent Opinion in Chemical Engineering
Volume3
Start Page83
Pagination83 - 90
Date Published02/2014
Abstract

Considerable advances have occurred in the development of tissue-engineered blood vessels (TEBVs) to repair or replace injured blood vessels, or as in vitro systems for drug toxicity testing. Here we summarize approaches to produce TEBVs and review current efforts to (1) identify suitable cell sources for the endothelium and vascular smooth muscle cells, (2) design the scaffold to mimic the arterial mechanical properties and (3) regulate the functional state of the cells of the vessel wall. Initial clinical studies have established the feasibility of this approach and challenges that make TEBVs a viable alternative for vessel replacement are identified.

URLhttp://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.coche.2013.12.001
DOI10.1016/j.coche.2013.12.001
Short TitleCurrent Opinion in Chemical Engineering