Biomaterials for Regenerative Engineering - 2

Timeslot: Thursday, April 22, 2021 - 1:45pm to 3:15pm
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, PhD


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

  • 169. Multiphase, Vascularized Bone Constructs Comprised of Modular Vascular and Osteogenic Microtissues, Nicholas Schott, Jan StegemannThe University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI, USA

  • 170. Vascularization of Degradable PEG-Norbornene Hydrogels via Coculture of Endothelial and Stromal Cells, Nicole Friend, MSE, Jan Stegemann, PhD, Andrew Putnam, PhDUniversity of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI, USA

  • 171. Nucleic Acid-Collagen Complexes (NACC): Engineering Tunable Hard and Soft ECM Mimics, Bryan James, Sophia Saenz, Paxton James, Josephine AllenUniversity of Florida, Gainesville, FL, USA

  • 172. Unconventional Biomaterials for Regenerative Engineering, Gulden Camci-UnalUniversity of Massachusetts Lowell, Lowell, MA, USA

  • 173. Designer, Injectable Gels to Prevent Transplanted Schwann Cell Loss During Spinal Cord Injury Therapy, Vanessa Doulames, PhD1, Laura Marquardt, PhD1,2, Alice Wang2, Karen Dubbin, PhD2, Riley Suhar2, Michael Kratochvil, PhD2,3, Zachary Medress, MD1, Giles Plant, PhD1, Sarah Heilshorn, PhD21Stanford University School of Medicine, Stanford, CA, USA, 2Stanford University, Stanford, CA, USA, 3Stanford University SoM, Stanford, CA, USA

  • 174. Development of a Hyaluronan Polymer-Protein Conjugate for Peripheral Nerve Applications, Mary Kasper, Madison Cydis, Abdullah Afridi, Christine Schmidt, Ph.D.University of Florida, Gainesville, FL, USA