Biocompatible textile mesh from palm fibres

florida1Natural materials have been gaining popularity in recent years as sustainable alternatives for use in tissue engineering, which requires scaffolds with complex architectures, low cost and scalability to transition from the laboratory benchtop to the clinic.

US researchers from the University of Florida have now developed methods of growing cells and tissues using a biocompatible textile mesh made from a naturally woven fibre mat from the Manicaria saccifera palm.

For the full story, see the August 2021 edition of Medical Textiles.