BioE Seminar: Optimized Mineral Coatings for Tissue Regeneration
Thursday, January 15, 2015
4:30 pm - 5:30 pm
Fitzpatrick Center Schiciano Auditorium Side B
William Murphy, PhD, Professor of Biomedical Engineering, University of Wisconsin
Control over the presence of biologics (e.g. stem cells, growth factors) is a common theme in natural tissue formation, and also an emerging theme in functional tissue engineering strategies. However, a persistent challenge in tissue engineering approaches has been to effectively incorporate biologics into tissue engineering devices while maintaining optimal physical and chemical properties of the device. In particular, there is often a design trade-off between effective biologic delivery and optimal scaffold physical/chemical properties. This talk will present a series of coating strategies we have used to deliver genes, growth factors, and stem cells from tissue engineering devices.