A bedside collagen-PLGA nanofibrous construct for autologous transplantation of minced bladder mucosal
2012 (English)In: Journal of Tissue Engineering and Regenerative Medicine, ISSN 1932-6254, Vol. 6, no suppl 1, 128-128 p.Article in journal, Meeting abstract (Other academic) Published
Introduction: Bladder regeneration using minced bladder mucosa is an alternative to costly and time-consuming conventional in vitro culturing of urothelial cells. In this method, the uroepithelium expands in vivo and the patient body appears as an incubator. With our preliminary successes, designing an appropriate scaffold that supports in vivo cell expansion and surgical handling in a clinical setting was our aim. This study, investigates cell expansion in a hybrid construct of collagen/poly (lactic-co-glycolide)(PLGA).
Materials and methods: An electrospun PLGA mat was placed on a semi-gel collagen inside a mold and covered with a second collagen layer. After gel formation, minced particles of pig bladder mucosa were seeded on the hybrid construct and then processed by plastic compression (PC). The scaffolds were incubated for 2, 4 and 6 weeks in vitro for further studies.
Results: Tensile tests show an increase in tensile strength of 0.6 ± 0.1 MPa in PC collagen to 3.6 ± 1.1 MPa in hybrid construct. Morphological studies, histological staining and SEM show that the construct has kept its integrity during the time and proliferated urothelial cells have reached confluence after 4 weeks and a multi-layered urothelium after 6 weeks.
Conclusion: We have designed a mechanically robust scaffold that permits surgical handling and tissue expansion in vivo. The construct is easy-to-use for clinical application in an ordinary surgical operating theater for bladder regeneration.
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2012. Vol. 6, no suppl 1, 128-128 p.
Research subject Chemistry with specialization in Polymer Chemistry
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:uu:diva-182407DOI: 10.1002/term.1586ISI: 000308313001069OAI: oai:DiVA.org:uu-182407DiVA: diva2:560286