Regenerative medicine is the branch of medicine that effectively uses stem cell therapy and tissue engineering strategies to guide the healing or replacement of damaged tissues or organs. A crucial element is undoubtedly the biomaterial that guides biological events to restore tissue continuity. The polymers, natural or synthetic, find wide application thanks to their great adaptability. In fact, they can be used as principal components, coatings or vehicles to functionalize several biomaterials. There are many leading centers for the research and development of biomaterials in Italy. The aim of this review is to provide an overview of the current state of the art on polymer research for regenerative medicine purposes. The last five years of scientific production of the main Italian research centers has been screened to analyze the current advancement in tissue engineering in order to highlight inputs for the development of novel biomaterials and strategies.

Biomaterials for Regenerative Medicine in Italy: Brief State of the Art of the Principal Research Centers

Camponogara, Francesca
Co-primo
Data Curation
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Zanotti, Federica
Co-primo
Investigation
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Trentini, Martina
Secondo
Resources
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Tiengo, Elena
Writing – Original Draft Preparation
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Zanolla, Ilaria
Writing – Original Draft Preparation
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Pishavar, Elham
Writing – Original Draft Preparation
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Ferroni, Letizia
Penultimo
Writing – Original Draft Preparation
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Zavan, Barbara
Ultimo
Conceptualization
2022

Abstract

Regenerative medicine is the branch of medicine that effectively uses stem cell therapy and tissue engineering strategies to guide the healing or replacement of damaged tissues or organs. A crucial element is undoubtedly the biomaterial that guides biological events to restore tissue continuity. The polymers, natural or synthetic, find wide application thanks to their great adaptability. In fact, they can be used as principal components, coatings or vehicles to functionalize several biomaterials. There are many leading centers for the research and development of biomaterials in Italy. The aim of this review is to provide an overview of the current state of the art on polymer research for regenerative medicine purposes. The last five years of scientific production of the main Italian research centers has been screened to analyze the current advancement in tissue engineering in order to highlight inputs for the development of novel biomaterials and strategies.
2022
Camponogara, Francesca; Zanotti, Federica; Trentini, Martina; Tiengo, Elena; Zanolla, Ilaria; Pishavar, Elham; Soliani, Elisa; Scatto, Marco; Gargiulo, Paolo; Zambito, Ylenia; De Luca, Stefano; Ferroni, Letizia; Zavan, Barbara
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