Manufacturing of an Artificial Artery Graft and In-Vitro Testing Model for Cardiovascular Disease (2019)

Author(s): M. Paulo1, C. McKittrick1, L. Askiak1, C. McCormick1


The production of tubular TEVGs currently comprises three main methods: “sheet rolling, tubular moulding, and direct scaffolding” (3). This study aims to develop a simple and accessible direct-scaffolding technique, employed by Tabriz, which involves „dip-coating??? a steel rod to produce a natural polymer TEVG (3, 4). The process comprises submerging a steel rod into an alginate solution and subsequently submerging the rod into a barium chloride crosslinking agent solution, in order to improve its structural properties. The rod is then removed, leaving behind a vessel with a representative vascular lumen

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