IIT Guwahati team fabricates spinal disc using silk

Researchers at IIT Guwahati have fabricated a silk-based spinal disc construct that mimics human intervertebral disc both in form and function. The construct allows annulus fibrosus cells or AF-like differentiated cells to grow and proliferate and deposit normal extracellular matrix. The construct was found to be biocompatible when implanted in mice. Using mulberry silk, researchers … Continue reading IIT Guwahati team fabricates spinal disc using silk