It is the aim of this project to engineer connective tissue in vitro and to demonstrate its applicability as a tissue substitute in vivo. To achieve this goal a continuous cultivation process based on a perfused fixed-bed bioreactor system and its components will be developed which allows the production of large quantities of three-dimensional (3-d) tissue cultures in combination with capillary-like prevascular precursors to form in vitro tissue constructs. The primary focus will be bone tissue, and bone tissue constructs will then subsequently be implanted in vivo to demonstrate their potential to improve current limitations in bone substitution surgery.
Régime de financementCSC - Cost-sharing contracts
3723 MB Bilthoven
2333 CL Leiden
NG7 2RD Nottingham