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A review of using green chemistry methods for biomaterials in tissue engineering

Authors Jahangirian H, Ghasemian Lemraski E, Rafiee-Moghaddam R, Webster TJ

Received 22 January 2018

Accepted for publication 16 July 2018

Published 4 October 2018 Volume 2018:13 Pages 5953—5969

DOI https://doi.org/10.2147/IJN.S163399

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Editor who approved publication: Professor Carlos Rinaldi


Hossein Jahangirian,1 Ensieh Ghasemian Lemraski,2 Roshanak Rafiee-Moghaddam,1 Thomas J Webster1

1Department of Chemical Engineering, Northeastern University, Boston, MA, USA; 2Department of Chemistry, Faculty of Science, Ilam University, Ilam, Iran

Abstract: Although environmentally safe, or green, technologies have revolutionized other fields (such as consumables, automobiles, etc.), its use in biomaterials is still at its infancy. However, in the few cases in which safe manufacturing technology and materials have been implemented to prevent postpollution and reduce the consumption of synthesized scaffold (such as bone, cartilage, blood cell, nerve, skin, and muscle) has had a significant impact on different applications of tissue engineering. In the present research, we report the use of biological materials as templates for preparing different kinds of tissues and the application of safe green methods in tissue engineering technology. These include green methods for bone and tissue engineering-based biomaterials, which have received the greatest amount of citations in recent years. Thoughts on what is needed for this field to grow are also critically included. In this paper, the impending applications of safe, ecofriendly materials and green methods in tissue engineering have been detailed.

Keywords: ecofriendly, safe material, scaffold, green chemistry, biomaterials, tissue engineering, nanomedicine, nanoparticle

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