Advances in Tissue Engineering Leaders to Present Work

first_imgAddThis ### Kiki Hellman, senior scientist and coordinator for biotechnology at the Food and Drug Administration’s Center for Devices and Radiological Health, will also speak Aug. 17 and will discuss “Regulatory Considerations for Tissue Engineered Products.” Peter Johnson, president of Pittsburgh Tissue Engineering Initiative Inc., will speak Aug. 19 about “Challenges and Opportunities for Tissue Engineering.” On Aug. 17, Joseph Vacanti, director of organ transplantation at Boston’s Children’s Hospital and professor of surgery at Harvard Medical School, will discuss “The Impact of Tissue Engineering on Surgery.”center_img On Aug. 18, Arnold Caplan, professor and director of the Skeletal Research Center at Case Western Reserve University, will address “The Use of Mesenchymal Stem Cells in Tissue Engineered Regenerates of Skeletal Tissues.” Antonios Mikos, associate professor of bioengineering and chemical engineering at Rice will discuss polymer scaffolds for bone growth on Aug. 20. Mikos is director of the five-day course. ShareMedia Advisory CONTACT: Lia Unrau PHONE: (713)831-4793E-MAIL: [email protected] ADVANCES IN TISSUE ENGINEERING: LEADERS TO PRESENTWORKFrom hybrid artificial organs tosurgical approaches, leading national researchers in the field of tissueengineering will discuss their latest work at the “Advances in TissueEngineering” short course at Rice University Aug. 17-21.The meeting is the sixth annual short course offered toresearchers and clinicians in tissue engineering by Rice’s School of ContinuingStudies. It is a forum for researchers to learn about the newest developmentsand challenges in the science and technology of replacing damaged or diseasedbody parts and restoring function.Advances in engineering bone and cartilage, peripheral nerveregeneration, uses in surgery, hybrid artificial organs and cardiovasculardevelopments, as well as how to direct cell development and function, are someof the topics to be discussed by engineers, biologists and doctors from RiceUniversity, the Texas Medical Center, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration,industry and other research institutions.Following are a few highlights of the program.last_img

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