BİOMATBIOMATERIALS AND TISSUE ENGINEERING RESEARCH LABORATORY


Tissue Engineering of Bone and Cartilage


The aim of this study group is to produce a novel tissue engineered bone or cartilage by seeding bone cells, especially osteoblasts,and cartilage cells (chondrocytes) on different carriers such as collagen, and synthetic and biotechnological polyesters. The matrix is used to guide osteoblast organization and growth allowing diffusion of nutrients to the transplanted cells. They also provide vascularization. Thus, this strategy may offer many of the advantages of bone and cartilage grafting while avoiding the complications of immune rejection, donor site morbidity, and limited availability.