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Doctoral Fellowships

Preservation and sterilisation of decellularised TE scaffolds (ESR12)



The aim of this Fellowship is to assess a range of current and novel disinfection/sterilisation and preservation techniques on the structure, integrity and function of decellularised human and animal tissue scaffolds for cardiovascular applications. The results will outline optimal disinfection/sterilisation and preservation methods, and highlight any tissue/species specific differences. Pulmonary and aortic valve roots (human and porcine), small intestine (porcine) and pericardium (porcine/bovine) will be decellularised according to previously established methods. The decellularised scaffolds will be treated with a cohort of sterilisation or preservation protocols, and will be assessed against their untreated counterparts in terms of induced cytotoxicity, structural/biomechanical alterations and integrity, functionality and durability.


Research Field: Cardiovascular tissue engineering and regenerative medicine


Collaborators: Hannover Medical School, Corlife


Supervision: Prof. Gino Gerosa (PI), Dr. Filippo Naso (co-I), Dr. Sotirios Korossis (co-I), Dr Michael Harder (co-I)

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TECAS-ITN End-of-Network Conference

 Padua, November 28-30, 2016

The TECAS-ITN European Doctoral Academy in Regenerative Engineering, is organising the End-of-Network Conference in Padua, Italy.

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