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What is tissue engineering?

Tissue engineering is used to create semisynthetic tissues that are used to replace or support the function of defective or injured body parts. It is a broad field, encompassing cell biology, biomaterial engineering, microscopic engineering, robotics, and bioreactors, in which tissues are grown and nurtured. Tissue engineering can improve on current medical therapies by designing replacements that mimic natural tissue function. In fact, commercially produced skin is already in use for treating patients with burns and diabetic ulcers.


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