Talk:Tissue engineering

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Someone should remove the whole carbon nanotube image/caption. Carbon nanotubes are not suitable for tissue engineering- they are highly toxic. See, for example: Crit Rev Toxicol. 2006 Mar;36(3):189-217 —Preceding unsigned comment added by 66.195.207.145 (talk) 13:12, 11 March 2009 (UTC)

I also agree, added a reference and pointed to the lab doing tissue engineering without a scaffold - www.case.edu/med/dotel and had it deleted twice should this go in? —Preceding unsigned comment added by Keantom (talkcontribs) 20:48, 23 April 2008 (UTC)

I agree, tissue engineering isnt just about cell seeded scaffolds. Also, the development from cells plus scaffold/proteins is complex and dependent on a lot of factors, most of which are not mentioned. There needs to be some semblance of a section on the conditioning, i.e. the feeding, stretching, shaping, the chemical environment, the temperature, the timing. I intend to work on this at some point. --Sam

I added the reference to Langer and vacanti Science 1993 and a snippet in the text about the definition. --Bedrupsbaneman

Some sections on this page copied from other literature of which I am the copyright holder - regards, Vincent Murphy

Tissue engineering isn't just about cell seeded scaffolds. There are other routes being investigated to achieve the formation of neo-organs which do not involve the use of engineering materials. - SB

Neither of the two definitions of TE state that TE (must) involve synthetic materials. Bedrupsbaneman 28 June 2005 15:28 (UTC)

I think that the definition of Tissue Engineering was first given by Skalak&Fox(1988). Langer&Vacanti used the above as a refererce --YNGer —Preceding unsigned comment added by YNGer (talkcontribs) 10:05, 10 April 2010 (UTC)

Agencies that Support Tissue Engineering Research[edit]

Question: 'Agencies that Support Tissue Engineering Research'

These both appear to be US agencies and it is against wikipedia policy to have a US bias on global articles. Suggest this is either expanded to cover funding sources in all more countries or removed? soflution 10:32, 2 February 2006 (UTC)

  • Did a quick internet search: according to this old article [1] ESA should be interested in TE and possibly also the European Medicines Agency (EMEA) could be interested. Maybe a more thorough search could confirm this. Berserker79 11:13, 2 February 2006 (UTC)
  • Are there any (biomedical) national research agencies that oppose tissue engineering? Making a complete list of agencies that support TE would soon be very exhaustive. From a reseach and business policy point of view it is of course of global interest what actions NSF and NIH (and of course FDA) are taking since the US is the largest market both for both research and clinical applications. Maybe make a separate article to monitor research policies regarding TE?

Electrospinning[edit]

I just added a section on electrospinning. I'm not too familiar with how to do citations yet, but here's the article I used in case someone else can. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/19661572 —Preceding unsigned comment added by Ahaque89 (talkcontribs) 16:32, 3 April 2010 (UTC)


Grammar/Sources[edit]

The entire section on Synthesis was really poorly worded, so I went ahead and cleaned it up so that it reflects grammatically correct English. Also, there is only one source for that entire section, so I'm going to try to find more. I've noticed grammar issues in the other areas of the page and am going to do my best to clean it up. BrianSfinasSSI (talk) 12:12, 29 July 2010 (UTC)

The writing and grammar are horrible in many parts of this article, particularly the last section. — Preceding unsigned comment added by 71.11.1.37 (talk) 19:06, 28 March 2013 (UTC)

Spelling of Poragen[edit]

A quick search on google shows that poragen with an a seems to be more widely used in the scientific literature. Should I change this? Jazzvibes (talk) 05:45, 3 December 2011 (UTC)

Are poragen and porogen two different things or just two different spellings of the same thing? DaffyBridge (talk) 05:49, 3 December 2011 (UTC)
 — Preceding unsigned comment added by Ak8978 (talkcontribs) 11:24, 8 February 2014 (UTC)