Dual core electrospinning of bioactive biodegradable bone tissue engineering scaffolds

University of Glasgow

Past award

Student: Lewis Galloway : University of Glasgow

Year Award Started: 2018

Bone will not normally sponstaneously develop in a space in the body. Therefore to produce new bone in a defect larger than about 1cm across a scaffold is essential to allow the bone cells to anchor down and produce new bone. This scaffold must be acceptable in the body, but incorporating materials that the body sees as “bone like” then the repair will acclerate. This project will combine degradable polymers with bone mineral substitutues to produce a scaffold that will fill the space, encourage new bone growth and then degrade away after a few months giving time for new bone formation.

Research area: Musculoskeletal conditions


Professor Kathleen Tanner
School of Engineering