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Rising influence of synthetic biology in regenerative medicine

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posted on 08.08.2017, 12:56 by Angharad Evans, Elizabeth RatcliffeElizabeth Ratcliffe
Synthetic biology is an emerging area of research that combines the investigative nature of biology with the constructive nature of engineering. Despite the field being in its infancy, it has already aided the development of a myriad of industrially and pharmaceutically useful compounds, devices and therapies and is now being applied within the field of regenerative medicine. By combining synthetic biology with regenerative medicine, the engineering of cells and organisms offers potential avenues for applications in tissue engineering, bioprocessing, biomaterial and scaffold development, stem cell therapies and even gene therapies. This review aims to discuss how synthetic biology has been applied within these distinct areas of regenerative medicine, the challenges it faces and any future possibilities this exciting new field may hold.

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  • Aeronautical, Automotive, Chemical and Materials Engineering

Department

  • Chemical Engineering

Published in

Engineering Biology

Volume

1

Issue

1

Pages

24-29

Citation

EVANS, A. and RATCLIFFE, E., 2017. Rising influence of synthetic biology in regenerative medicine. Engineering Biology, 1(1), pp. 24-29.

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© The Authors. Published by IET

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This work is made available according to the conditions of the Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 Unported (CC BY 3.0) licence. Full details of this licence are available at: http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/

Acceptance date

04/04/2017

Publication date

2017-07-27

Copyright date

2017

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This is an Open Access Article. It is published by IET under the Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 Unported Licence (CC BY). Full details of this licence are available at: http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/

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2398-6182

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en

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