DFG project meeting
In the context of the DFG funded project “Development of endothelialised small diameter tissue-engineered grafts for cardiovascular surgery”, Dr. Raminder Singh (PI) and collaborators Prof. Christoph Alexiou and PD Dr. Iwona Cicha (pictured with Prof. Boccaccini and Dr. R. Detsch), Section for Experimental Oncology and Nanomedicine (SEON), University Hospital Erlangen, visited our Institute on 28th July 2015. This collaboration has evolved from the project TOPbiomat, which was funded by the Emerging Fields Initiative of the University of Erlangen-Nuremberg. The participation of our Institute, including Dr Bapi Sarker, Dr Rainer Detsch and Prof. Aldo R. Boccaccini, involves the development of biofabrication approaches for producing suitable 3D scaffolds using novel combinations of biodegradable polymers, following our recent successful results using gelatin modified alginate [1, 2]. (Click image to enlarge)
 Sarker B., et al., Sarker B et al., Fabrication of alginate–gelatin crosslinked hydrogel microcapsules and evaluation of the microstructure and physico-chemical properties, J. Mater. Chem. B 2 (2014) 1470.
 Zehnder T., et al., Evaluation of an alginate–gelatine crosslinked hydrogel for bioplotting, Biofabrication 7 (2015) 025001.