Most previous research on engineered microvessels has been in isotropic systems;1–3 however, aligned microvessels would be advantageous both in terms of mimicking alignment in native tissue (e.g. myocardium4), and in terms of establishing efficient perfusion of the microvessels, as alignment creates natural inlet and outlet sides.
Volume Subject Area:Engineered Cellular Environments
Topics:Biological tissues, Flow (Dynamics), Myocardium
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