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The University of Southampton
Interdisciplinary Research Excellence

Bone Tissue Engineering – From bench to bedside back to bench Event

Time:
14:15
Date:
4 September 2014
Venue:
LF9, Level F, South Block, Southampton General Hospital

For more information regarding this event, please telephone Jane Foster/Katrina Jones on 023 8120 8502 or email bjfao@soton.ac.uk .

Event details

Today's, major reconstructive surgery may be limited by the paucity of autologous materials available and donor site morbidity. Recent advances in the development of biomaterials and tissue engineering have given the surgeon new options for restoring form and function. This talk reviews the mayor current strategies in challenging bone engineering applications from a basic science perspective as well as from a clinical angle. Examples of the studies using biodegradable composite scaffolds in combination with bone morphogentic growth factors and scaffolds in combination mesencymal cells in thoroughly characterized and validated preclinical animal models will be presented.

Speaker Biography

Professor Dietmar W. Hutmacher's background is a strong combination of fundamental and translational research. His expertise is in biomaterials, biomechanics, medical devices and tissue engineering. He is one of the few academics to take a holistic bone engineering concept to clinical application. He is a Professor and Chair of Regenerative Medicine at the Institute of Health and Biomedical Innovation of QUT, where he leads the Regenerative Medicine Group, a interdisciplinary team of researchers including engineers, cell biologists, polymer chemists, clinicians, and veterinary surgeons. His pre-eminent international standing and impact on the field are illustrated by his publication record (over 250 journal articles, edited 10 books, 40 book chapters & 400 conference papers) and citation record (more than 12850 citations, h-index of 57). 

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