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Chitosan-Gelatin Composite Scaffolds in Bone Tissue Engineering

  • M. Nivedhitha Sundaram
  • S. Deepthi
  • R. JayakumarEmail author
Chapter
Part of the Springer Series on Polymer and Composite Materials book series (SSPCM)

Abstract

Regenerative medicine focuses on repair/replacement of the damaged tissue or organ in our body. This is done by growing cells on scaffold materials which help in its attachment, migration and proliferation. Chitosan being natural polymer has many unique properties such as being biocompatible, biodegradable and also has antibacterial and wound-healing abilities. Gelatin a derivative of collagen, which is widely present in our body, has been used as a composite with chitosan for promoting cell attachment, proliferation, and differentiation. Composite scaffolds have also shown better mechanical and functional properties because these composites are made of polymer and inorganic/organic blenders. Overall this review focuses on the role of chitosan-gelatin-based composite scaffolds in bone tissue engineering.

Keywords

Chitosan Gelatin Nanocomposites Bone regeneration Scaffolds 

Notes

Acknowledgments

One of the authors S. Deepthi is thankful to the Council of Scientific and Industrial Research for supporting financially under the CSIR-SRF award no: 9/963(0034)2K13-EMR-I

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Authors and Affiliations

  • M. Nivedhitha Sundaram
    • 1
  • S. Deepthi
    • 1
  • R. Jayakumar
    • 1
    Email author
  1. 1.Amrita Center for Nanosciences and Molecular MedicineAmrita Institute of Medical Sciences and Research CentreKochiIndia

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