3D PEG hydrogel supported stem cells for soft tissue regeneration

Soft tissue defects are relatively common, yet currently used reconstructive treatments have varying success rates, and serious potential complications such as unpredictable volume loss and reabsorption. Human adipose-derived stem cells have great potential for use in soft tissue regeneration, especially when combined with a supportive scaffold. A simple, nontoxic encapsulating scaffold, capable of supporting the survival and desired differentiation of stem cells for the treatment of soft tissue defects was developed with multi arm, star shaped PEG reagents along with RGD peptides.

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