Faculty Advisor

Rolle, Marsha W.

Abstract

During this project we developed a new and more efficient system for creating tissue engineered tubes for small diameter blood vessel implants. Our objectives were to find a method for seeding cells in a tubular shape and provide nutrients and waste removal throughout growth. We achieved these objectives by designing a custom bioreactor system that provides a sterile environment for tissue tube growth. The outcome of this project provided proof that scaffold-free tissue tubes can be created using our method.

Publisher

Worcester Polytechnic Institute

Date Accepted

April 2010

Major

Biomedical Engineering

Project Type

Major Qualifying Project

Accessibility

Unrestricted

Advisor Department

Biomedical Engineering

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