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Title: Current development of bioreactors for extracorporeal bioartificial liver(Review)
Authors: Wang, Y.
Susando, T.
Lei, X.
Anene-Nzelu, C.
Zhou, H.
Liang, L.H. 
Yu, H. 
Issue Date: Sep-2010
Source: Wang, Y., Susando, T., Lei, X., Anene-Nzelu, C., Zhou, H., Liang, L.H., Yu, H. (2010-09). Current development of bioreactors for extracorporeal bioartificial liver(Review). Biointerphases 5 (3) : 116-131. ScholarBank@NUS Repository.
Abstract: The research and development of extracorporeal bioartificial liver is gaining pace in recent years with the introduction of a myriad of optimally designed bioreactors with the ability to maintain long-term viability and liver-specific functions of hepatocytes. The design considerations for bioartificial liver are not trivial; it needs to consider factors such as the types of cell to be cultured in the bioreactor, the bioreactor configuration, the magnitude of fluid-induced shear stress, nutrients' supply, and wastes' removal, and other relevant issues before the bioreactor is ready for testing. This review discusses the exciting development of bioartificial liver devices, particularly the various types of cell used in current reactor designs, the state-of-the-art culturing and cryopreservation techniques, and the comparison among many today's bioreactor configurations. This review will also discuss in depth the importance of maintaining optimal mass transfer of nutrients and oxygen partial pressure in the bioreactor system. Finally, this review will discuss the commercially available bioreactors that are currently undergoing preclinical and clinical trials. © 2010 American Vacuum Society.
Source Title: Biointerphases
ISSN: 19348630
DOI: 10.1116/1.3521520
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