Nanofilament Scaffold For Tissue Regeneration
Bellamkonda, Ravi V.
Janagama, Dasharatham Goud
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A scaffold for tissue regeneration is provided. In a preferred embodiment, the scaffold is implantable in a patient in need of nerve or other tissue regeneration and includes a structure which has a plurality of uniaxially oriented nanofibers made of at least one synthetic polymer. Preferably, at least 75% of the nanofibers are oriented within 20 degrees of the uniaxial orientation. The scaffold beneficially provides directional cues for cell and tissue regeneration, presumably by mimicking the natural strategy using filamentous structures during development and regeneration.
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