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New paper: Using adipose-derived stem cells to build artificial nerve tissue

Added 15 November, 2014

Published in Biomaterials, the paper describes how stem cells from adipose tissue can be used to assemble engineered neural tissue (EngNT) for peripheral nerve repair. Organising adipose stem cell-derived Schwann cells within collagen hydrogels generated a robust cellular material. The cells adopted an aligned phenotype in the EngNT, increased their production of a range of molecules associated with regeneration, and supported neuronal growth in vitro and in vivo. The paper is freely available to download.

‘Ask an Expert’ interview

Added 3 November, 2014

James was interviewed by Dr Claire Cox from Axol as part of her 'Ask an Expert' blog series.

Doctoral Training Programme in Medical Device Innovation

Added 23 June, 2014

We are offering a PhD project as part of the DTP in Medical Device Innovation, an exciting new 4 year postgraduate qualification run by the UCL Institute for Biomedical Engineering (IBME) that combines an MRes in Medical Technology Entrepreneurship with a three year research project. The research project title is Combining tissue engineering, biomaterials and computational modeling to develop living replacement tissue for repairing the nervous system, funding is available for UK/EU students, and the deadline for applications is 11th July 2014.

Recent advances in neuronal and cardiac tissue engineering

Added 22 June, 2014

James gave a keynote talk entitled Engineering nervous system tissue at the international symposium Recent advances in neuronal and cardiac tissue engineering: from lab to clinic on 13th June 2014 organised by the Doctoral School for Medicine & Life Sciences at Hasselt University, Belgium.

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