Tissue engineering evolved from the field of biomaterial development and describes the practice of combining scaffolds, cells, and biologically active molecules into functional tissues. The goal of tissue engineering is to assemble functional constructs that restore, maintain, or improve damaged tissues or whole organs. Artificial skin and cartilage are examples of engineered tissues that have been approved by the FDA. This field continues to evolve. In addition to medical applications, non-therapeutic applications include using tissues as biosensors to detect biological or chemical threat agents, and tissue chips that can be used to test the toxicity of an experimental medication.
- Improved cell culture System
- Modified cell growth and differentiation
- Transplantation of engineered cells and tissues
- Stem Cell Technology in Placental Care
- Stem Cells in Transplantations
- Somatic Cell Nuclear Transfer
- Cardiac tissue engineering