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Professor Saltzman motivates the need for tissue engineering, and describes the basic elements of the tissue engineering approach. He defines three different types of tissue transplants: autografts, allografts, and xenografts. Professor Saltzman compared drug and gene therapy, and discusses the use of stem cell in tissue engineering for wound healing. The need for compatible biomaterials to support growth and differentiation of stem cells into functional organ is also highlighted. Professor Saltzman, W. Mark. BENG 100, Frontiers of Biomedical Engineering, Spring 2008. Yale OpenCourseWare: Biomedical Engineering, Accessed 15/9/14 http://oyc.yale.edu/biomedical-engineering/beng-100/lecture-22 License: Creative Commons BY-NC-SA

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