Biomaterials for Regenerative Engineering 2

Timeslot: Friday, April 5, 2019 - 1:45pm to 3:45pm
Track: Tissue Engineering and Regenerative Medicine
Room: Chelan 2


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 session 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 also provide discussions on clinical translation of biomaterial-based strategies. 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.


  • 1:45:00 PM 453. Aligned and Conductive 3D Collagen Scaffolds for Skeletal Muscle Tissue Engineering, I. Basurto*, M. Mora, G. Christ, S. Caliari; University of Virginia, Charlottesville, VA, USA

  • 2:00:00 PM 454. Effect of a Degradable Methacrylic Acid-Based Hydrogel on Macrophage Phenotype in Skeletal Muscle, M. Carleton*, M. Sefton; University of Toronto, Toronto, ON, Canada

  • 2:15:00 PM 455. Wnt7a-Releasing Hydrogel for Enhancing Local Skeletal Muscle Regeneration, W. Han*, S. Anderson, M. Mohiuddin, A. Garcia, Y. Jang; Georgia Institute of Technology, Atlanta, GA, USA

  • 2:30:00 PM 456. Sulfated Alginate to Sequester Endogenous Growth Factors Secreted by Mesenchymal Stem Cell Spheroids, M. Gionet-Gonzales*(1), K. Leach(1,2); (1)University of California, Davis, Davis, CA, USA, (2)School of Medicine, UC Davis Health, Sacramento, CA, USA

  • 2:45:00 PM 457. Precision-Porous Templated Scaffolds Induce Unique Pro-Healing Cell and Exosome Populations, J. Bryers*(1), B. Hwang(2), M. Mulligan(2), B. Ratner(1); (1)University of Washington, Seattle, WA, USA, (2)University of Washington Medical School, Seattle, WA, USA

  • 3:00:00 PM 458. Paper-Based Biomaterials for Personalized Medicine and Regenerative Engineering, G. Camci-Unal*; University of Massachusetts Lowell, Lowell, MA, USA

  • 3:15:00 PM 459. Hyperbaric Oxygen-Generating Hydrogels for Enhanced Wound Healing, K.M. Park*; Incheon National University, Incheon, Republic of Korea

  • 3:30:00 PM 460. Developing an Economical Fibrous Gelatin-Polyurethane Scaffold for Skin Regeneration, M. Sheikholeslam*, M. Wright, N. Cheng, H.H. Oh, S. Amini-Nik, P. Santerre, M. Jeschke; University of Toronto, Toronto, ON, Canada