Among other biomedical applications, nanopartides have a vast field of application in regenerative medicine. This article discusses two main approaches, in which either inert particles or magnetic particles are used for tissue engineering. In the first approach, surface augmentation with particles made of different materials stimulates cell proliferation and differentiation through mechano-transduction events. In the second approach, magnetic particles, when introduced into cells to be cultured, permit the cells' defined positioning by the appropriate use of magnets, creating more complex tissue structures than those that are achieved by conventional culture methods.
|Journal||Bio Tech International|
|Publication status||Published - 1 Jun 2010|