Journal article

3D graphene-containing structures for tissue engineering

J Li, X Liu, JM Crook, GG Wallace

Materials Today Chemistry | ELSEVIER SCI LTD | Published : 2019

Abstract

Graphene and its derivatives have been extensively explored in various fields and have shown great promise toward energy harvesting, environmental protection, and health care. 3D graphene-containing structures (3DGCSs) are especially endowed with useable features relating to physicochemical properties within the hierarchical architectures. Thus, 3DGCSs are increasingly being applied for tissue engineering because of their supportability of human cells and functionalization potential. This review focuses on recent progress in tissue engineering utilizing 3DGCSs, providing insights into fabrication, application, and constraints in bionic research.

Grants

Awarded by Australian Research Council Centre of Excellence Scheme


Awarded by ARC


Awarded by ARC Industrial Transformation Training Centre in Additive Biomanufacturing


Funding Acknowledgements

The authors gratefully acknowledge the Australian Research Council Centre of Excellence Scheme for provision of funding (CE140100012) and support from the Australian National Fabrication FacilitydMaterials Node. Prof. Gordon G. Wallace wishes to acknowledge the financial support from ARC through an ARC Laureate Fellowship (FL110100196). Prof. Gordon G. Wallace and Dr. Xiao Liu would like to acknowledge the support of ARC Industrial Transformation Training Centre in Additive Biomanufacturing (ARC IC160100026). Mr. Jianfeng Li would like to thank ACES and AINSE Ltd for providing financial assistance. The authors would also like to acknowledge Assoc. Prof. Chee O. Too for his comments on the manuscript.