Microvascular-Like Networks Induced Hydrogel Block for Tissue Engineering

Lee, Kwang-Ho ;   Lee, Hayoung

Micro-vasularization is a key factor of tissue regeneration, which play important regulatory roles in regenerating tissue. Combination of microfluidic device and hydrogel could led to promising technique as an enabling tool for tissue engineering. Selectively degradable hydrogel microfibers from co-axial flow inducing microfluidic device, which can be helpful in encapsulation or delivery of cells, oxygen and nutrients for tissue. We presented the generation of micro-vascularized hydrogel block by degradation of embedded hydrogel microfiber in hydrogel block