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Engineering Composite Tissues for Facial Reconstruction

Project description

Facial transplants complete with functional vascular networks

Perhaps nothing defines us more than our facial features, which are psychologically and practically associated with our identity. When an accident, disease or violent act alters a person's face, the effect can be much more than physical. Facial reconstruction is complicated by the challenges of effective vascularisation of transplants, which is required for tissue survival. The transplant must have not only large arteries and veins but also the very tiny capillary beds where the actual exchange of gases and nutrients takes place between the blood and the cells. The EU-funded VesselNet project is developing an approach to create this critical network in vitro before transplantation, enabling the creation of thicker and more physiological tissues.

Host institution

TECHNION - ISRAEL INSTITUTE OF TECHNOLOGY
Net EU contribution
€ 2 375 000,00
Address
Senate Building Technion City
32000 Haifa
Israel

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Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00

Beneficiaries (1)

TECHNION - ISRAEL INSTITUTE OF TECHNOLOGY
Israel
Net EU contribution
€ 2 375 000,00
Address
Senate Building Technion City
32000 Haifa

See on map

Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00