PITA Fiscal Year 2002 Projects

Biomedical Engineering, Biotechnology, And Environmental Technology

Collagen/Polymer Systems for Tissue-Engineered Nerve Guides
This project seeks to seed biodegradable scaffolds in the shape of target tissues with donor cells and growth factors. The controlled delivery of growth factors in a collagen/polymer nerve guide may result in the development of robust axonal connections that are not be created by current surgical or autografting techniques.