Articular cartilage, collagen-based scaffolds, growth factor delivery, mesenchymal stem cells, transforming growth factor-beta 3
Enterprise Ireland, Commercialization Fund Technology
Incorporation of therapeutics in the form of growth factors within biomaterials can enhance their biofunctionality. Two methods of incorporating transforming growth factor-beta 3 within collagen-hyaluronic acid scaffolds are described, markedly improving mesenchymal stem cell-mediated chondrogenic differentiation and matrix production. Such scaffolds offer control over the release of therapeutics, demonstrating their potential for repair of complex chondral defects requiring additional stimuli.
Matsiko A, Levingstone TJ, Gleeson JP, O'Brien FJ. Incorporation of TGF-beta 3 within collagen-hyaluronic acid scaffolds improves their chondrogenic potential. Advanced Healthcare Materials. 2015;4(8):1175-9.
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