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Hernia Mesh and Hernia Repair: A Review

Hernia repair for primary and incisional hernia is the most commonly performed abdominal surgery done with extremely high costs. Treatment for hernia requires surgery to close the defect; however, there...

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Orthopedic implants and devices for bone fractures and defects: Past, present and perspective

Bone is a unique tissue that is capable of repairing itself after damage. However, there are certain instances of fractures and defects that require clinical intervention for proper alignment and healing....

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Applications of PLA in modern medicine

Polylactic acid (PLA) is a versatile biopolymer. PLA is synthesized with ease from abundant renewable resources and is biodegradable. PLA has shown promise as a biomaterial in a plethora of healthcare...

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Wound dressing products: A translational investigation from the bench to the market

•Designing advanced cost-effective wound dressings is an urgent need worldwide.•Promising in vitro and in vivo results are not often confirmed by Clinical Trials.•The use of personalized treatments...

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Hyaluronic acid and its biomedical applications: A review

Hyaluronic acid is a naturally occurring biopolymer possessing numerous functions within the body including wound repair, cell migration, and cell signaling. Due to its versatility, hyaluronic acid...

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An Overview on Materials and Techniques in 3D Bioprinting Toward Biomedical Application

•Synthetic polymers and bioinks are introduced with the application of 3D bioprinting in medical.•Common applicable biomaterials and 3D bioprinting techniques are classified.•Strengths and limitations...

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Biomedical applications of gelatin methacryloyl hydrogels

•GelMA hydrogels are introduced with their excellent biocompatibility, biodegradability, and moldability.•The biomedical applications of GelMA in various fields are introduced and discussed.•A critical...

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Development of fish collagen in tissue regeneration and drug delivery

•Marine-based collagen as a resealable replacement for mammal-based collagen.•Potential advantages of MC thanks to its amenable chemical properties.•Methods for preparation of collagen from different...

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Improved skin regeneration with acellular fish skin grafts

Fish skin graft, a novel skin substitute, has seen a widespread clinical application since the approval for wound coverage by the FDA. Due to its properties in promoting wound healing and its efficient...

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Applications of silk-based biomaterials in biomedicine and biotechnology

•Here, we reported the various unique properties of silk and commercially available silk-based biomaterials.•This review focused on highlighting various biomedical applications of silk-based biomaterials...

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PETG: Applications in Modern Medicine

•PETG is a miscible, transparent thermoplastic with strong tensile properties, high ductility, and favorable resistance to heat and chemical insults.•PETG is an inexpensive and versatile biomaterial.•3D...

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Engineered artificial skins: Current construction strategies and applications

•Give a detailed introduction of the cellular components, scaffold materials and bio-fabrication techniques involved in the construction of artificial skin.•Highlight the application for chronic wound...

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3D Bioprinting with Live Cells

•3D bioprinting is a means of producing artificial organ replacements.•3D bioprinting is a power tool for precision medicine for customized need.•Summary of live-cell printing methodologies, applications,...

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Emerging microfluidic technologies for sperm sorting

•A broad range of researches about sperm sorting with microfluidics were reviewed, and were classified into three types according to the sorting principle.•The properties of sperm and female reproductive...

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Supplemental mineral ions for bone regeneration and osteoporosis treatment

•Summary on all the potentially beneficial nutrition elements for bone regeneration.•Daily supplementation suggestions and dose guidance of these nutrition elements.•In vitro and in vivo models and...

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Electrospun chitosan nanofibers for wound healing application

•The fabrication of electrospun chitosan nanofibers with random and aligned fibrous structure were introduced.•The as-crosslinked electrospun chitosan nanofibers possess enhanced wet stability, improved...

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Developing tissue engineering strategies for liver regeneration

•Liver tissue engineering is considered to be the most promising alternative for mimicking liver microstructure, maintaining hepatic function or implanting whole liver.•The most common and novel strategies...

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Microalgae-based drug delivery systems in biomedical applications

•Applications of microalgae biomass as drug carrier.•Microalgae drug delivery systems based on simple preparation and surface modifying.•Applications of photosynthesis in microalgae as an oxygenator.•Applications...

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Decellularized extracellular matrix: A promising strategy for skin repair and regeneration

•The commonly utilized decellularization methods and the evaluation methods for cellular residues and bioactive molecules of dECM were introduced.•dECM derived from different sources, including humans,...

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Decoding bone-inspired and cell-instructive cues of scaffolds for bone tissue engineering

•This review outlined hierarchical structures of bone matrix spanning from nanoscale to macroscale.•This study discussed materialistic components of scaffolds and featured scaffold strategies.•This...

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Engineering neuroregenerative microenvironment via aligned hydrogel-assisted magnetic stimulation for complete spinal cord injury repair

•Developed a magnetic-responsive aligned nanofiber fibrin hydrogel (MAFG), integrating material structure with magnetic stimulation for spinal cord regeneration.•Demonstrated that medium-intensity magnetic...

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3D Printing of Ceramic Biomaterials

•Five additive manufacturing strategies for printing bioceramics are described herein.•Printing bioceramics lead to highly porous, bioactive microstructures as favored by tissue-engineered scaffolds,...

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X-reality for phantom limb management for amputees: A systematic review and meta-analysis

•This review included 16 articles that managed phantom limb using X-reality interventions.•Virtual (11), augmented (4), and mixed reality (1) were applied for phantom limb management.•X-reality can...

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Polyhydroxyalkanoates in tissue repair and regeneration

•PHA is widely used in biomedical engineering due to its flexible mechanical properties, biocompatibility, and biodegradability.•A systematic report on the performance advantages and application value...

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Additive manufacturing and 3D printing of metallic biomaterials

•Major characteristics of metallic biomaterials were discussed.•All the major compatible metals are included....

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