Biomaterials for Regenerative Engineering - 3

Timeslot: Friday, April 23, 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.

  • 252. Self-healing, Injectable Photo-Zwitterionic Hydrogels for Chronic Diabetic Wounds, Michael Stager1, Matthew Osmond1, James Bardill2, Carlos Zgheib2, Sudipta Seal3, Kenneth Liechty, MD2, Melissa Krebs11Colorado School of Mines, Golden, CO, USA, 2University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus, Aurora, CO, USA, 3University of Central Florida, Orlando, FL, USA

  • 253. A Nanofiber-Hydrogel Composite to Treat Fistula in Crohn’s Disease in a Porcine Model, Zhicheng Yao1,2,3, Ling Li4, Susan Gearhart5, Calvin Chang2,3,6, Jiayuan Kong2,3,6, Jeffrey Chao2,3,7, Alyssa Parian4, Florin Selaru4, Hai-Quan Mao1,2,3,61The Johns Hopkins University, Whiting School of Engineering, Department of Materials Science and Engineering, Baltimore, MD, USA, 2The Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, Translational Tissue Engineering Center, Baltimore, MD, USA, 3The Johns Hopkins University, Institute for NanoBioTechnology, Baltimore, MD, USA, 4The Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, Division of Gastroenterology and Hepatology, Baltimore, MD, USA, 5The Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, Department of Surgery, Baltimore, MD, USA, 6The Johns Hopkins University, Whiting School of Engineering, Department of Biomedical Engineering, Baltimore, MD, USA, 7The Johns Hopkins University, Krieger School of Arts and Sciences, Department of Public Health Study, Baltimore, MD, USA

  • 254. Computerized-tomography (CT) analysis of 3D-printed porous bone ingrowth materials, Robert Kane, PhD, Weidong Tong, PhD, Brett English, Joshua Auger, Rakshak NemirajDePuy Synthes, Warsaw, IN, USA

  • 255. Interlinked PEG-4MAL Microgels for Rapid Immune Cell Migration, Adrienne Widener, Edward PhelpsUniversity of Florida, Gainesville, FL, USA

  • 256. Electrospun chitosan-elastin for improved wound healing, Alex Bryan, BS BME, Joel Bumgardner, PhD11The University of Memphis, Memphis, TN, USA

  • 27. Starch-Based Shape Memory Polymers for Crohn’s Fistula Healing, Henry Beaman, Priya Ganesh, Mary Monroe, PhD