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Electrospinning Of Poly (Ester Amide) Fibres For Mesenchymal Progenitor Cell Differentiation, Sarah Kiros Oct 2016

Electrospinning Of Poly (Ester Amide) Fibres For Mesenchymal Progenitor Cell Differentiation, Sarah Kiros

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The in vitro vascular tissue engineering paradigm seeks to produce biologically responsive vascular substitutes using cells, biodegradable scaffolds, and bioreactors to mature the tissue for the potential treatment of vascular occlusions and to create 3D tissue models for pre-clinical testing. In this work, a poly (ester amide) (PEA) derived from from L-phenylalanine, sebacoyl chloride and 1,4 butanediol was synthesized and electrospun to form both 3D fibrous mats and tubular constructs. Both the polymer solution concentration and mandrel rotation speed were optimized to fabricate bead-free fibres. Cytocompatibility and proliferation studies using mesenchymal progenitor 10T1/2 cells showed PEA fibres were ...