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Bioengineering lung tissue using extracellular matrix based 3D bioprinting

Project description

How to building a lung

Many people with end-stage lung disease have no other option than to undergo lung transplantation. There are, however, not enough donor lungs to meet clinical demand, heightening the need for new options that can increase available tissue for lung transplantation. The EU-funded 3DBIOLUNG project will focus on generating lung tissue in the lab using bioengineering approaches and explore whether new advances in 3D printing and 3D bioprinting can be a possible option for lung tissue for transplantation. To do this, it will use custom 3D bioprinters to generate constructs imitating lung tissue, 3D bioprint hybrid murine and human lung tissue models, and test gas exchange, angiogenesis and in vivo immune responses.

Host institution

LUNDS UNIVERSITET
Net EU contribution
€ 1 499 975,00
Address
Paradisgatan 5C
22100 Lund
Sweden
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00

Beneficiaries (1)

LUNDS UNIVERSITET
Sweden
Net EU contribution
€ 1 499 975,00
Address
Paradisgatan 5C
22100 Lund
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00