Dept. of Plastic, Hand and Reconstructive Surgery, Hannover Medical School
Hall: 9 Stand: E13
Regenerative ResearchThe Department of Plastic, Hand and Reconstructive Surgery with the Laboratory of Regenerative Biology in Plastic Surgery is part of Hannover Medical School in Hannover, Germany.
The research activities of the department focus on regenerative medicine and tissue engineering.
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Biocompatible nerve guidance conduit for neuroregeneration
What we offerSpider silk, famous for its mechanical characteristics as extreme dilatability and tensile strength, offers a broad medical application spectrum. A new type of fully biocompatible nerve guidance conduit has been constructed by lining decellularized autologous venules with spider silk collected from Nephila. The material is proteolytically degradable, thus making it an ideal biological scaffold. Experiments demonstrated that the conduits were well vascularised without any signs of inflammation or foreign body reactions. Axonal growth bridged the gap between the proximal and distal parts of the axon within the conduit at longer distances those reached with conventional techniques. Furthermore spider silk can be used as scaffold for tissue engineering.
What we are looking forFor our clinical study of peripheral nerve regeneration with spider silk we are searching for investors. Furthermore we offer a technology for the generation of spider silk scaffolds in the field of tissue engineering and wound care.
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