MSE Speaker Series | Bioresorbable Metals - A Panacea for Regenerative Medicine
Bioresorbable Metals - A Panacea for Regenerative Medicine
Prashant N. Kumta,
Swanson School of Engineering and School of Dental Medicine,
University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, PA, USA
Wednesday, April 21, 2021 | 11am - 12pm | Platform - Zoom Meeting
Abstract: Tissue engineering and nanotechnology are synonymous in transforming the biomaterials field. New bioresorbable materials have emerged with unprecedented beneficial outcomes for a variety of tissue engineering applications. Ideal bioresorbable ‘smart’ scaffolds and implants enabling soft and hard tissue regeneration still remain elusive. In particular, critical sized segmental bone and tracheal defect healing, reconstruction and regeneration still presents major challenges. Bioresorbable metals are a new exemplar in biodegradable systems. This presentation will discuss the efforts to engender bioresorbable metallic scaffolds and strategies to generate devices with tailored multifunctional load bearing and ultra-high ductility (UHD) attributes demonstrating the potential for achieving mineralized tissue regeneration and tracheal healing, reconstruction as well asrestoration. Results of the in-vitro and invivo assessment in relevant animal models will be presented and discussed highlighting the efficacy of these systems offering a palette of revolutionary clinically relevant treatment options for myriad debilitating traumatic bone and tracheal related injuries and ailments.
For more information about this seminar, view the series flyer here.
This seminar is part of the OSU School of Materials Science and Engineering Speaker Series.