Principles of Tissue Engineering - BMED 510
This course will involve exploration of areas including cell course and isolation, scaffold selection and modification, tissue cultivation and bioreactor design, and patent implantation. Applications of tissue engineering for creating skin, cartilage, blod vessels, and other tissues will be discussed. Followng the completion of this course, students will be able to:
- Demonstrate cell culture techniques and describe various cell source options for tissue engineering.
- Identify and discuss a range of biomaterials that can serve as tissue scaffolds and recommend appropriate scaffold modifications.
- Compare and contrast tissue cultivation methods and independently assemble and utilize a bioreactor system.
- Summarize obstacles and current successes regarding the development and implementation of tissue engineered constructs.
Commonly used equipment is pictured below: (left) cell culture hood, (center) incubator, (right) microtome.