Developing Customizable Scaffolds with Antimicrobial Properties for Vascular Tissue Regeneration using Low Temperature Plasma (LTP)

K. Vig
Alabama State University,
United States

Keywords: low temperature plasma, vascular graft, HUVEC cells, antimicrobial


Bypass surgery, using the autologous vein has been one of the most effective treatments for cardiovascular diseases (CVD). More recently tissue engineering including engineered vascular grafts to synthesize blood vessels is gaining usage. Dacron and ePTFE has been employed for vascular grafts, however, these does not work well for small diameter grafts (