Oxygen-releasing biomaterials for tissue engineering

Camci-Unal G., Alemdar N. , Annabi N., Khademhosseini A.

POLYMER INTERNATIONAL, vol.62, no.6, pp.843-848, 2013 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 62 Issue: 6
  • Publication Date: 2013
  • Doi Number: 10.1002/pi.4502
  • Title of Journal : POLYMER INTERNATIONAL
  • Page Numbers: pp.843-848


Due to the increasing demand to generate thick and vascularized tissue-engineered constructs, novel strategies are currently being developed. An emerging example is the generation of oxygen-releasing biomaterials to tackle mass transport and diffusion limitations within engineered tissue constructs. Biomaterials containing oxygen-releasing molecules can be fabricated in various forms, such as hybrid thin films, microparticles or three dimensional scaffolds. In this perspective, we summarize various oxygen-releasing reagents and their potential applications in regenerative engineering. Moreover, we review the main approaches for fabricating oxygen-releasing biomaterials for a range of tissue engineering applications. (c) 2013 Society of Chemical Industry