Skin diseases modeling using combined tissue engineering and microfluidic technologies

Mohammadi, M. H ; Sharif University of Technology

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  1. Type of Document: Article
  2. DOI: 10.1002/adhm.201600439
  3. Publisher: Wiley-VCH Verlag
  4. Abstract:
  5. In recent years, both tissue engineering and microfluidics have significantly contributed in engineering of in vitro skin substitutes to test the penetration of chemicals or to replace damaged skins. Organ-on-chip platforms have been recently inspired by the integration of microfluidics and biomaterials in order to develop physiologically relevant disease models. However, the application of organ-on-chip on the development of skin disease models is still limited and needs to be further developed. The impact of tissue engineering, biomaterials and microfluidic platforms on the development of skin grafts and biomimetic in vitro skin models is reviewed. The integration of tissue engineering and microfluidics for the development of biomimetic skin-on-chip platforms is further discussed, not only to improve the performance of present skin models, but also for the development of novel skin disease platforms for drug screening processes
  6. Keywords:
  7. Microfluidics ; Organ-on-chip ; Skin disease ; Tissue engineering
  8. Source: Advanced Healthcare Materials ; Volume 5, Issue 19 , 2016 , Pages 2459-2480 ; 21922640 (ISSN)
  9. URL: http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1002/adhm.201600439/abstract;jsessionid=2F70B0F1FF55A07E0C68ED3AEB144046.f02t03