TISSUE ENGINEERING BIOREACTORS: POTENTIAL APPLICATIONS AND SCALE UP STRATEGY
Tissue engineering bioreactors have been used in order to achieve production of artificial tissue, increasing cell proliferation capacity and yield and/or in vitro tissue/disease modelling. Although it is still discussing how to obtain functional and vascular tissue with these bioreactors, preclinical and clinical studies are ongoing. Tissue engineering bioreactors have been used as lab-scale bioreactors until now. Crucial potential application areas can be created by increasing the production capacity and bioprocess efficiency of these bioreactors. In this review, recent bioreactor technologies such as spinner flask, rotating wall/bed, hollow fiber membrane, perfusion and mechanical stimuli bioreactors are briefly presented in terms of their potential applications in medical field especially in the scope of scale-up approaches such as bubble column, stirred tank, membrane, air lift, fluidized packed and bed bioreactors.
Peer Review History:
Received 1 May 2020; Revised 11 June; Accepted 6 July, Available online 15 July 2020
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Average Peer review marks at publication stage: 8.0/10
Name: Dr. Sally A. El-Zahaby
Affiliation: Pharos University in Alexandria, Egypt
Name: Dr. Viney Chawla
Affiliation: University Institute of Pharmaceutical Sciences
Baba Farid University of Health Sciences
Sadiq Road, Faridkot-Punjab 151203
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