Citrate-Based Biomaterials and Their Applications in Regenerative Engineering

Richard T. Tran, Jian Yang, Guillermo A. Ameer

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Abstract

Advances in biomaterials science and engineering are crucial to translating regenerative engineering, an emerging field that aims to recreate complex tissues, into clinical practice. In this regard, citrate-based biomaterials have become an important tool owing to their versatile material and biological characteristics including unique antioxidant, antimicrobial, adhesive, and fluorescent properties. This review discusses fundamental design considerations, strategies to incorporate unique functionality, and examples of how citrate-based biomaterials can be an enabling technology for regenerative engineering.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)277-310
Number of pages34
JournalAnnual Review of Materials Research
Volume45
DOIs
StatePublished - Jul 1 2015

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Materials Science(all)

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