The future of regenerative medicine: functional bioengineered constructs to replace diseased or defective tissues and organs.
Developing new bioengineered scaffolds that can replace tissues and organs is one of the greatest quests in medicine.
At Akron, we continuously innovate to deepen our understanding of not only the engineering aspects of 3D bioengineered structures, but also the cellular landscape – growth factors, cytokines, cells – that are required to support the functionality of the scaffolds.
Akron’s capabilities in the generation of bioengineered tissues originates from our expertise in 3D scaffold assembly through electrospinning.
‘Smart’ scaffolds – composite structures with synthetic or natural polymers alongside biological compounds to assist in the establishment of biological function and tissue reconstruction – are an active area of research at Akron.