Tubular electrospun scaffolds tested in vivo for tissue engineering

Alan Isaac Valderrama-Treviño, Karen Uriarte-Ruiz, Juan José Granados Romero, Andrés Eliú Castell Rodriguez, Alfredo Maciel-Cerda, Rodrigo Banegaz-Ruiz, Baltazar Barrera-Mera


Tissue engineering has been widely used for its great variety of functions. It has been seen as a solution to satisfy the need for vascular substitutes like small diameter vessels, veins, and nerves. One of the most used methods is electrospinning, due to the fact that it allows the use of various polymers, sizes, mandrels and it can adjust the conditions to create personalized scaffolds. For the creation of scaffolds is fundamental to understand the advantages and disadvantages of each polymer, of this, will depend the biodegradability, biocompatibility, porosity, cellular adhesion, and cell proliferation as it is essential to mimic the extracellular matrix and provide structural support for the cells. The aim of this review was to investigate which materials are being used for the creation of tubular scaffolds by electrospinning. Here we selected only in vivo evaluation to demonstrate remodeling of the grafts into native-like tissues, in vitro evaluations had been excluded from this review. We analyze the conditions like speed, distance and voltage and the modifications like growth factors and combinations of natural and synthetic polymers that allow the authors to have a functional scaffold that will suit its purpose.


Biomaterials, Dynamic collector, Dynamic electrospinning, Electrospinning, Tissue engineering, Tubular scaffold

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