Project

Enzymatic gradients in biomaterials for tissue engineering

Duration
01 October 2011 → 31 December 2016
Funding
Regional and community funding: Special Research Fund, Research Foundation - Flanders (FWO)
Research disciplines
  • Natural sciences
    • Organic chemistry
Keywords
scaffold tissue engineering enzyme
 
Project description

Biomaterial scaffolds for tissue engineering with gradients in physico-chemical properties will be created by mineralization/crosslinking by incorporating enzymes from natural tissues within hydrogel biomaterials. By combining enzyme , temperature and compositional gradients a wide range of control over the internal structure can be achieved. Such gradients will be realized by casting, bioplotting and electrospinning.