Chapter 7

Intervention of Carbon Nanotubes in Tissue Engineering Applications

Jagriti Narang, Tulika Dahiya and C. S. Pundir

Abstract

Tissue Engineering is an interdisciplinary subject which deciphers to produce functional three-dimensional (3D) tissues combining scaffolds, cells and/or bioactive molecules. Carbon nanotubes (CNTs) have received the attention of researchers for the past 25 years. It is one of the most exploratory materials in the biomedical applications. This chapter describes the properties of CNT which helps in mimicking the extracellular matrix (ECM) of various tissue materials. The chapter also discusses the role of CNT based scaffold materials in regeneration of various tissues such as neurons, cartilage and muscles.

Total Pages: 208-235 (28)

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