Rolle, Marsha W.
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.
Worcester Polytechnic Institute
Major Qualifying Project
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