In vitro, in vivo, in silico: computational systems in tissue engineering and regenerative medicine

Tissue Eng. 2005 Mar-Apr;11(3-4):341-56. doi: 10.1089/ten.2005.11.341.


The emergence of computational systems in tissue engineering and regenerative medicine is paralleling the rapid rise of new technology. Developments in software and hardware have allowed access to the huge data streams that are now available. The Human Genome Project led the way and opened many avenues for other branches of science and biology with extensive but contained databanks. The availability of vast amounts of data means nothing without the ability to integrate the information into a useful form. Tissue engineering has always been a practical science in which function and utility are key objectives. This review delineates key areas of this rapidly ascending branch of science and illustrates examples central to the successful integration of computational methods.

Publication types

  • Review

MeSH terms

  • Animals
  • Cell Physiological Phenomena*
  • Computational Biology / instrumentation
  • Computational Biology / methods*
  • Computational Biology / trends
  • Computer Simulation*
  • Computer-Aided Design
  • Databases, Factual
  • Genomics / instrumentation
  • Genomics / methods*
  • Genomics / trends
  • Humans
  • Models, Biological*
  • Regenerative Medicine / instrumentation
  • Regenerative Medicine / methods*
  • Regenerative Medicine / trends
  • Tissue Engineering / instrumentation
  • Tissue Engineering / methods*
  • Tissue Engineering / trends