3D Carbon-based scaffolds for brain models and tissue engineering

  • Belén Cortés-Llanos Department of Bioengineering, University of Washington, 3720 15th Ave NE, Seattle, WA 98105, USA.
  • Francesco Paolo Ulloa Severino Cell Biology Department, 335 Nanaline Duke Building, Duke University Medical Center, Durham, NC 27710, USA; Rigeneration Next Initiative, Duke University, Durham, North Carolina, USA.
Keywords: Carbon-based material, Graphene, Three-dimansional scaffolds, 3D brain models, tissue engineering platforms


Tissue regeneration is probably the most ambitious aim for the tissue engineering research field. Even more difficult it becomes when we attempt to regenerate a complex organ that we do not fully understand, such as the brain. That is why in recent years we have observed an increased number of approaches that strive to create functional brain or networks in vitro in order to study their properties and develop platforms that can be used for biomedical applications. In this review, we will describe how, among all, carbon-based materials took over all the other materials as the most interesting and promising not only in the electronic industry but also to create 3D functional models of the brain in vitro.


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How to Cite
Cortés-Llanos, B., & Ulloa Severino, F. P. (2020). 3D Carbon-based scaffolds for brain models and tissue engineering. STEMedicine, 1(4), e61. https://doi.org/10.37175/stemedicine.v1i4.61
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