In vivo tissue engineering of adipose tissue for reconstructive surgery

Grant number: 299872


We are able to grow vascularised tissue in implanted plastic chambers to a predetermined size and shape in the rat and mouse (NHMRC Project Grant 01-03; #145782; CIA Morrison). The basis of this growth is blood vessel sprouting from the surface of the vessel bundle or loop, followed by synthesis of structural molecules and the migration of surrounding cells into the vascularised network to form a stable tissue. Unlike other in vivo models of tissue engineering, the tissue grows spontaneously and is densely vascularised, enabling continuous growth and surgically transfer to another part of the body, or to another animal. In this renewal application of the above NHMRC grant, we propose to dire..

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