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A skin substitute optimised using mechanobiological simulation to restore weight-bearing function

Project description

Tissue-engineered skin for the foot sole

Tissue-engineered skin is used to treat chronic wounds that affect nearly four million people in Europe alone. However, there is currently no effective solution for the weight-bearing function of foot skin, and with the increasing incidence of diabetic foot ulcers, there is a pressing need for new reconstructive therapies. The EU-funded SKIN-REGEN-MECH project will investigate in vitro how changes in the mechanical environment of skin explants affect biological responses. Using this information, scientists will generate a computational model of skin mechano-regulation for predicting the optimal mechanical and morphological properties for skin regeneration. The project's results will improve the design of engineered skin and generate new substitutes for reconstructing the skin of the foot sole.

Call for proposal

H2020-MSCA-IF-2019
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Funding Scheme

MSCA-IF-EF-ST - Standard EF

Coordinator

ROYAL COLLEGE OF SURGEONS IN IRELAND
Address
Saint Stephen's Green 123
2 Dublin
Ireland
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
EU contribution
€ 196 590,72