Natural Biomaterials for Veterinary Regenerative Therapy
- *Corresponding Author:
- Pall Emoke
University of Agricultural Sciences and Veterinary Medicine, Department of Infectious Diseases, Str. Manastur 3-5, 400372, Cluj-Napoca, Cluj, Romania
E-mail: [email protected]
Received: 11 June 2015 Accepted: 02 September 2015 Published: 09 September 2015
Natural and synthetic biomaterials play an important role in the treatment of different diseases. Current research is trying to obtain different biomaterials with optimized characteristics. Mesenchymal stem cells with biomaterial scaffolds can provide a promising strategy for tissue engineering and cellular delivery. Because these cells are key elements of cell therapy of various diseases, evaluation and use of specific substrates is highly important. Concomitant use of stem cells and biomaterial scaffolds offer a hopeful strategy for tissue engineering. In this review, we examine the applications of the different types of natural scaffolds (collagen, fibrinogen, gelatin etc.) and evaluate their use in combination with stem cells for tissue engineering applications.