The use of electric fields in tissue engineering: a review

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The use of electric fields for measuring cell and tissue properties has a long history. However, the exploration of the use of electric fields in tissue engineering is only very recent. A review is given of the various methods by which electric fields may be used in tissue engineering, concentrating on the assembly of artificial tissues from its component cells using electrokinetics. A comparison is made of electrokinetic techniques with other physical cell manipulation techniques which can be used in the construction of artificial tissues. ©2008 Landes Bioscience.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)11-17
Number of pages7
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - Jan 2008


  • Dielectrophoresis
  • Electric field
  • Electrokinetics
  • Microenvironment
  • Polarity
  • Tissue engineering


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