Published in Blood Weekly, January 12th, 2006
"Bioartificial skin sheet grafts have been utilized to treat large burns and chronic ulcers. However, the trypsinization step to harvest cultured skin grafts from culture dishes damages the cells by breaking the anchoring proteins and lowers their uptake ratio after transplantation. In addition, epidermal sheet grafts require a long fabrication period.
"To overcome these limitations, we utilized biodegradable poly(lactide-co-glycolide) (PLGA) microspheres as both cell culture matrix and transplantation vehicle of skin cells for skin regeneration in this study. This...
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