Gaudette, Glenn R.
The goal of this project will be to design an efficient and safe system to get cell seeded microthreads to the patient. The research being done at WPI uses fibrin microthreads as a delivery vehicle for hMSCs. The current delivery device and bioreactor for these microthreads, a small piece of medical tubing with plastic clamps, is rudimentary in design. There is currently no optimal way to prepare, ship, and store cells to be used in these types of procedures. Sterility, viability and safety are among a few of the major problems that must be addressed. The development of a device and system that could account for these issues would allow for the progression of many cell therapies and other techniques that are currently being studied.
Worcester Polytechnic Institute
Major Qualifying Project