Comparison on the Osteogenesis Potential between Poly(lactide-Co-Glycolide) and Alginate as Bone Tissue Engineering Scaffold In Vivo
Poly(lactide-co-glycolide) (PLGA) and alginate(AG) are the most promising scaffolds in the bone tissue engineering for their stable mechanical characters and three-dimensional porous structure. This study aimed to assay the in vivo osteogenesis potentials by loading the autogenous bone marrow stromal cells (BMSCs) on PLGA or AG. The results suggested that PLGA and AG are both ideal bone tissue engineering scaffold. BMSCs/AG has stronger osteogenesis potentials in vivo than BMSCs/PLGA.
Xingdong Zhang, Xudong Li, Hongsong Fan, Xuanyong Liu
C. Li et al., "Comparison on the Osteogenesis Potential between Poly(lactide-Co-Glycolide) and Alginate as Bone Tissue Engineering Scaffold In Vivo", Key Engineering Materials, Vols. 330-332, pp. 1173-1176, 2007