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Bone Tissue Formation under Ideal Conditions in a Scaffold Generated by a Reaction-Diffusion System

Marco A.Velasco, Diego A. Garzón-Alvarado

Mechanical Engineering Applications and Research Group, Universidad Santo Tomás, Cra 9 No. 51-11, Bogotá, Colombia, marcovelasco@usantotomas.edu.co
Research group on numerical methods for engineering (GNUM), Universidad Nacional de Colombia, Cra 30 No. 45-03, Bogotá, Colombia, dagarzona@unal.edu.co

Molecular & Cellular Biomechanics 2013, 10(2), 137-157. https://doi.org/10.3970/mcb.2013.010.137

Abstract

The design of porous scaffolds for tissue engineering requires methods to generate geometries in order to control the stiffness and the permeability of the implant among others characteristics. This article studied the potential of the reaction-diffusion systems to design porous scaffolds for bone regeneration. We simulate the degradation of the scaffold material and the formation of new bone tissue over canal-like, spherical and ellipsoid structures obtained by this approach. The simulations show that the degradation and growth rates are affected by the form of porous structures. The results have indicated that the proposed method has potential as a tool to generate scaffolds with internal porosities and is comparable with other methodologies to obtain this type of structures.

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A.Velasco, M., Garzón-Alvarado, D. A. (2013). Bone Tissue Formation under Ideal Conditions in a Scaffold Generated by a Reaction-Diffusion System. Molecular & Cellular Biomechanics, 10(2), 137–157.



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