Fibre composite materials for tendon tissue engineering
|Principal investigator: ||Hazel SCREEN|
|Co-investigator(s): ||S. Bryant, T. Demirci and D. Patel|
|Funding source(s): ||Arthritis Research UK|
| ||Start: 01-09-2011 / End: 31-08-2014|
We have developed a novel fibre composite hydrogel material for investigating mechanotransduction processes in soft fibrous tissues. In this AR UK funded grant, we are looking at how the cells help produce new matrix,and how to optimise this process. This has exciting implcations for the development of new tissue engineered tendons and ligaments, and may also be able to help develop optimal training and rehabilitaion regiemes for patients with soft tissue injuries.