Magnetically actuated alginate scaffold: A novel platform for promoting tissue organization and vascularization Academic Article uri icon


  • Abstract Among the greatest hurdles hindering the successful implementation of tissue- engineered cardiac patch as a therapeutic strategy for myocardial repair is the know-how to promote its rapid integration into the host. We previously demonstrated that prevascularization of the engineered cardiac patch improves cardiac repair after myocardial infarction (MI); the mature vessel networks were generated by including affinity-bound angiogenic factors in the patch and its transplantation on the blood vessel-enriched …

publication date

  • January 1, 2014