Human tissue engineering
is a new area of biotechnology, combining various aspects of medicine, cellular and molecular biology, material sciences and engineering to regenerate, repair or replace diseased tissue.
In the future, the Olympus group said it plans to expand into other types of biomaterials, such as artificial bone-replacement material for dental use, articular cartilage tissue engineering
, and tissue engineering
for tissues and organs other than bones.
Toshiharu Shin'oka, professor in the department of cardiovascular tissue engineering
at Tokyo Women's Medical University.
"This tissue engineering
approach may provide an important alternative to the use of prosthetic materials in the field of pediatric cardiovascular surgery, and may ultimately allow the development of viable vascular grafts for clinical use," he said, adding that longer follow up is needed to confirm the feasibility of this approach.
The cancer biomarkers patent is issued to The Burnham Institute (La Jolla, CA), and the tissue engineering
patent is issued to the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and Children's Hospital Boston.
Regenerative medicine research at U of T comprises all aspects of tissue engineering
and regeneration--from biomaterials to cell biology to surgery.
He has also explored tissue engineering
where living cells are used to make replacement parts for the body.
NIST scientists have designed and built a multimodal optical coherence microscope (OCM) that they have dedicated to in vitro tissue engineering
Clemmons's research is in tissue engineering
and artificial Organs.
The technology is based on novel tissue engineering
techniques developed and successfully used at Forsyth to bioengineer porcine tooth crowns.
challenging the validity of Ortec's European patent on OrCel(TM), Ortec's tissue engineering
"It is the way tissue engineering
should be going - getting the body to regenerate itself rather than trying to grow complex body parts in a test tube."