New Ways To Improve Tissue Engineered Adipose Tissue

Grant number: 454656 | Funding period: 2007 - 2009



Surgical repair and replacement of soft tissues after tumour removal or to repair existing damage requires fat tissue with a good blood supply. Tissue engineering allows us to create new fat grafts for replacement tissue without causing unnecessary pain or trauma to the patient. We have developed a method for growing fat tissue using a chamber to maintain a space for the tissue to grow into, a blood vessel to supply nutrients to the growing tissue, cells or tissue from the host to encourage cell growth and migration and a matrix or scaffold to support the developing tissue and guide it to form the type of tissue we want (fat, muscle etc). We have shown that the tissue graft may cause fat to ..

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