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The potential impact of the preparation rich in growth factors (PRGF) in different medical fields ☆

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10660 697 2007 10 PDF Available
Title
The potential impact of the preparation rich in growth factors (PRGF) in different medical fields ☆
Abstract

Platelet-rich preparations constitute a relatively new biotechnology for the stimulation and acceleration of tissue healing and bone regeneration. The versatility and biocompatibility of this approach has stimulated its therapeutic use in numerous medical and scientific fields including dentistry, oral implantology, orthopaedics, ulcer treatment, tissue engineering among others. Here we discuss the important progress that has been accomplished in the field of platelet-rich preparations in the last few years. Some of the most interesting therapeutic applications of this technology are discussed as are some of the limitations, future challenges and directions in the field.

Keywords
Growth factors; Platelets; Regenerative medicine; Tissue repair; Drug delivery; Biomaterials
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The potential impact of the preparation rich in growth factors (PRGF) in different medical fields ☆
Publisher
Database: Elsevier - ScienceDirect
Journal: Biomaterials - Volume 28, Issue 31, November 2007, Pages 4551–4560
Authors
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Subjects
Physical Sciences and Engineering Chemical Engineering Bioengineering