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Olivia Nixon Dr. Crockett ENGR 213 28 Oct. 2010 Homework 5: Tissue Engineering Tissue Engineering is a one of the most progressive and promising technologies in the engineering and medicine worlds today. The idea behind this ground breaking technology is that any type of tissue, organ or even organ system can be manufactured on a per patient basis based on their needs and their genetic make-up. However, as with any new technology, there have been some difficulties with how the cells can actually be assembled into the correct shape for the correct function. The use of tissue scaffolding is the technique which is being most explored for this problem. Tissue scaffolding is basically a very small scale of scaffolding made out of a biodegradable/biocompatible material in which certain tissue cells can grow successfully and into the correct form. This of course has proven to be difficult due to the small scale and the consistency needed in the tissue scaffolding. There are many techniques such as particulate-
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This note was uploaded on 12/05/2011 for the course ENGR 213 taught by Professor Clague during the Fall '08 term at Cal Poly.

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