New paper on electrospun scaffolds for supporting ovarian follicles growth
Our paper “Electrospun patterned porous scaffolds for the support of ovarian follicles growth: a feasibility study” has been recently published in Scientific Reports. The paper is the outcome of a fruitful interdisciplinary collaboration between members of our Institute (Dr. Liliana Liverani, Prof. Aldo R. Boccaccini) and gynecologists from the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology (Head: Prof. Dr. med. Matthias W. Beckmann), led by Prof. Ralf Dittrich at Erlangen University Hospital. The paper presents the application of electrospun macroporous scaffolds as useful substrate for the seeding of ovarian follicles, being able to support and promote their growth in vitro. The application of tissue engineering principles to reproductive organ regeneration represents an innovative approach not yet widely investigated. Moreover, the authors presented the use of polymers and polymeric blends never investigated previously for any applications related to artificial ovary design. The publication of the article has been highlighted in the FAU webpage/NEWS .  L. Liverani et al., Electrospun patterned porous scaffolds for the support of ovarian follicles growth: a feasibility study, Sci. Reports 9, Article number: 1150 (2019).Image from: Liverani L, et al, Electrospun patterned porous scaffolds for the support of ovarian follicles growth: a feasibility study. Scientific reports. 2019;9. doi: 10.1038/s41598-018-37640-1, this article is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/.