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Fabrication and Characterisation of Injectable Composite Hydrogel as a Potential Scaffold for Tissue Engineering

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posted on 08.06.2020, 04:01 by HUI LI TAN
The global demand for organ or tissue replacement, repair, and regeneration for patients suffering from organ dysfunction or failure has led to the advancement of tissue engineering research. In tissue engineering, a scaffold is crucial for new tissue development. This thesis reports the preparation of injectable hydrogels made from derivatives of natural polymers such as cellulose and chitosan. The hydrogels are reinforced by graphene oxide nanosheets and electrospun cellulose acetate butyrate/polyethylene glycol nanofibers. These composite materials exhibit superior mechanical strength, showing their potential as the scaffolds for soft tissue engineering.

History

Campus location

Malaysia

Principal supervisor

Pushpamalar Janarthanan

Additional supervisor 1

Lim Yau Yan

Additional supervisor 2

Kai Dan

Additional supervisor 3

Teow Sin Yeang

Year of Award

2020

Department, School or Centre

School of Sciences (Monash University Malaysia)

Course

Doctor of Philosophy

Degree Type

DOCTORATE

Exports

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