Lecture 'Human Waste/Donor Material derived Biomaterials and Cells for Tissue Regeneration'

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Students, Employees, Alumni, Secondary teachers
24-01-2020 from 11:00 to 12:00
UZ Gent, De Pintelaan 185, 9000 Gent
Polymer Chemistry & Biomaterials Group - Faculty of Sciences
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Heinz Redl, Ludwig Boltzmann Institute for Experimental and Clinical Traumatology in AUVA research center, Vienna, Austria

On one hand adipose derived progenitor/stem cells (ASCs) are discussed as a promising candidate for various tissue engineering approaches. We tried to limit manipulation and obtain a derivative comprising therapeutic cells (Microtissue-SVF) without dissociation from their natural extracellular matrix. We used in vitro studies and an in vivo wound healing model to study whether shockwave treatment influences proliferation by altering major extracellular factors and signaling pathways involved in cell proliferation.

On the other hand we use placenta derived materials (PD) – substances (e.g. collagen) and PD structures as well as PD cells. Being involved in a > 40 year development we can demonstrate advantages and limitations, application techniques and its special use for growth factor and cell delivery as well as a gene activated matrix.

This talk should give an overview about the use of above mentioned procedures within the Austrian Cluster for Tissue Regeneration.

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