Applications of tissue engineering in the genitourinary tract

Anthony Atala, Chester Koh

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Congenital abnormalities and acquired disorders can lead to organ damage or loss of tissue within the genitourinary tract. For reconstructive purposes, tissue-engineering efforts are currently underway for virtually every type of tissue and organ within the urinary tract. Tissue engineering incorporates the fields of cell transplantation, materials science and engineering for the purpose of creating functional replacement tissue. This article reviews some of the principles of tissue engineering and some of the applications of these principles to the genitourinary tract.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)119-126
Number of pages8
JournalExpert Review of Medical Devices
Issue number1
StatePublished - Jan 2005


  • Bladder
  • Genitourinary tract
  • Kidney
  • Regenerative medicine
  • Tissue engineering
  • Urethra
  • Urinary tract

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Biophysics
  • Surgery
  • Reviews and References, Medical


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