Saturday, 10 May 2014
Researchers have created networks of microchannels in a variety of hydrogels using a micromolding strategy. Networks of channels enhanced osteogenic cell viability and differentiation in cell-laden micromolded gels. The channels could be lined with a confluent layer of endothelial cells to create an engineered vasculature. The hydrogels remained fully perfused.
Hydrogel Bioprinted Microchannel Networks for Vascularization of Tissue Engineering Constructs; L.E.Bertassoni et al, Lab on a Chip, DOI: 10.1039/C4LC00030G