Tissue Engineering

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Tissue engineering By Nathan. F
Introduction
Tissue Engineering is the use of a combination of cells, engineering and materials methods, and suitable biochemical and physio-chemical factors to improve or replace biochemical functions. The objective of tissue engineering is to create living body parts that will fully integrate with the recipient’s body. Tissue engineering mostly associated with applications that repair or replace portions of or whole tissues. For example bone, cartilage, blood vessels, bladder, skin, muscle etc. The term regenerative medicine is often used synonymously with tissue engineering. SWOT analysis

Strengths-
Tissue engineering also can promise developments and progress that are not uniformly approved (There is a thin line between therapy and doping or cosmetic use) It can help reduce the food deficit, especially in the third world countries. Tissue engineering promises enhanced quality of life.

It can circumvent the problem of organ shortage.
Numerous inter-divisional, inter-directorate and interagency activities.

Weaknesses-
One of the major areas of ethical is how to regulate the business of tissue engineering, to prevent exploitation of donors or recipients of tissue. Because of the complexity of the tissue previously unknown problem may emerge. There could be immunocompatibility issues Expensive and economically unviable.

High costs of tissue engineering products and treatments
High cost of research
One the one hand, this technology is considered morally good because Tissue engineering is “copying nature”. On the other hand, tissue engineering is considered morally dangerous because it defies nature: bodies constructed in the laboratory are seen as unnatural. Among the major challenges now facing tissue engineering is the need for more complex functionality, as well as both functional and biomechanical stability in laboratory-grown tissues destined for transportation. A very narrowly connected social...
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