INSTITUTO QUIMICA Y METABOLISMO DEL FARMACO
Unidad Ejecutora - UE
capítulos de libros
MF DESIMONE; GS ALVAREZ
Bionanocomposites: Integrating Biological Processes for Bioinspired Nanotechnologies,
John Wiley & Sons, Inc
Año: 2017; p. 299 - 320
Biomaterials are a group of materials capable of being in contact with living tissue to replace, supplement, or improve the functioning of an organ or tissue. The characteristics of the natural tissues should be considered when designing a biomaterial as they need to have similar properties to mimic the living tissue and be compatible with colonizing cells. Tissue engineering emerged as a subfield of biomaterials to provide materials that have all biological signals inside their structure to promote tissue repair and the formation of a neotissue, althoughthey do not possess the best physical or mechanical properties. Tissue engineering has provided exciting technologies for the development of functional substitutes aimed to repair and regenerate damaged tissues and organs.