The bioskiving process (Image credit: Qiaobing Xu)

New collagen scaffolding technique to benefit tissue engineering

By David Szondy

December 29, 2012

Collagen is the main component of connective tissues and the most abundant protein in the human body. Biocompatible and biodegradable, it is an excellent material for making scaffolding for tissue engineering. The trouble is, conventional techniques disrupt the fibrous structure of collagen and weaken the end product. At the Tufts University School of Engineering, Qiaobing Xu, assistant professor of biomedical engineering, and Ph.D. student Kyle Alberti have developed a new technique for fabricating collagen structures that avoids this disruption and retains collagen’s strength.

Read more: New collagen scaffolding technique to benefit tissue engineering — gizmag.

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