Enhancing Peptide Biomaterials for Biofabrication
Kate Firipis, David R Nisbet, Stephanie J Franks, Robert MI Kapsa, Elena Pirogova, Richard J Williams, Anita Quigley
POLYMERS | MDPI | Published : 2021
Biofabrication using well-matched cell/materials systems provides unprecedented opportunities for dealing with human health issues where disease or injury overtake the body's native regenerative abilities. Such opportunities can be enhanced through the development of biomaterials with cues that appropriately influence embedded cells into forming functional tissues and organs. In this context, biomaterials' reliance on rigid biofabrication techniques needs to support the incorporation of a hierarchical mimicry of local and bulk biological cues that mimic the key functional components of native extracellular matrix. Advances in synthetic self-assembling peptide biomaterials promise to produce ..View full abstract
Awarded by NHMRC Dementia Research Leadership Fellowship
K.F. was supported by an RMIT Engineering Scholarship and an Australian Government Research Training Program Scholarship. DRN was supported by a NHMRC Dementia Research Leadership Fellowship (GNT1135687). SF was supported by an Australian Government Research Training Program Scholarship.