Biomaterials for Regenerative Engineering - 1

Timeslot: Wednesday, April 21, 2021 - 12:30pm to 2:00pm
Track: Tissue Engineering and Regenerative Medicine
Room: Virtual


Due to disease, degeneration, or trauma, there is a tremendous need to repair damaged tissues and organs. Although surgical replacement can be performed to address this issue, the insufficient number of donors greatly limits the applicability of this approach. Therefore, it is essential to develop engineered multifunctional biomaterials to promote tissue regeneration. Regenerative engineering combines biomaterial-based approaches with stem cell therapies and developmental biology to regenerate or repair tissues and organs. This symposium will cover tunable biocompatible materials such as hydrogels, fibers, proteins, carbohydrates, nano/micro-porous scaffolds, and metals, to modulate cellular microenvironments. The biomaterials that can direct cell fate and promote differentiation will also be highlighted by this session. Moreover, the biomaterials that can facilitate drug delivery and immunomodulation will be covered through oral and poster presentations. Furthermore, we will include discussions for the development and commercialization of various medical devices such as blood contacting implants, prostheses, and pacemakers in the session. In addition to engineering approaches, we will provide discussions on clinical translation of biomaterial-based strategies. We will also include topics that are relevant to the rapidly changing circumstances associated with the Novel Coronavirus to improve patient putcomes. We expect that our interdisciplinary session including material science, chemistry, biology, engineering, and medicine will be of great significance to the clinicians, industry members and professors in academia.

Gulden Camci-Unal
Cato Laurencin 


Abstracts will be available for download on April 20, 2021.

  • 54. Water-in-Oil Emulsion Bioink for 3D Bioprinting of Living Rigid Scaffolds, Yonghui Ding, PhD, Cheng Sun, PhD, Guillermo Ameer, DScNorthwestern University, Evanston, IL, USA

  • 55. Nucleic Acid-Collagen Complexes (NACCs) Stabilization via Physiological Ions, Paxton James, Bryan James, Josephine AllenUniversity of Florida, Gainesville, FL, USA

  • 56. Nucleic Acid Elastin Collagen Complex (NAECC) Fibers and Gels Working Towards an ECM Mimic, Sophia Saenz, Bryan James, Josephine AllenUniversity of Florida, Gainesville, FL, USA

  • 57. Novel 3D printed poly (ethylene glycol) dimethacrylate based photocurable scaffolds for cranial bone regeneration in the Lewis rat model, Janitha Unagolla, MS1, Champa Jayasuriya, Ph.D21University of Toledo, Toledo, OH, USA, 2University of Toledo Health science campus, Toledo, OH, USA

  • 58. Bio-Mimetic Peptide Nanofiber Hydrogel Promotes Regenerative Healing in the Murine and Porcine In Vivo Models, Maksym Krutko, Daria Narmoneva, PhD, Nava Rijal, Aditya Kaul, Swathi Balaji, PhD, Shelby CarrUniversity of Cincinnati, Cincinnati, OH, USA

  • 59. ROS degradable Urethane Scaffold Mediated Repair of Porcine Excisional Wounds, Prarthana Patil1, Katherine Russo1, Joshua McCune1, Alonda Pollins2, Nancy Cardwell2, Jeffery Davidson2, Scott Guelcher1, Craig Duvall11Vanderbilt University, Nashville, TN, USA, 2Vanderbilt University Medical Center, Nashville, TN, USA

Invited Speaker(s)