Date of Graduation

5-2013

Document Type

Thesis

Degree Name

Bachelor of Science

Degree Level

Undergraduate

Department

Biological and Agricultural Engineering

Advisor

Wochok, Jeffrey C.

Reader

Carrier, Julie

Second Reader

Muldoon, Timothy

Abstract

An engineered muscular mimetic (EMM) was synthesized, and its overall structure—porosity, average pore size, and pore alignment—was characterized and compared to actual decellularized skeletal muscle (DSM). The EMM’s porosity was about 20% more and average pore size was about 85% smaller compared to that of the DSM. Unlike the strong horizontal pore alignment in the DSM, no distinct orientation could be identified in the EMM structure.

Keywords

engineered muscular mimetic, biotechnology, tissue regeneration

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