ArtiVasc 3D

Artificial vascularised scaffolds for 3D-tissue regeneration

Welcome to ArtiVasc 3D

Vascularization is one of the most important and highly challenging issues in the development of soft tissue. It is necessary to supply cells with nutrition within a multilayer tissue, for example in artificial skin.

Our research on artificial skin is driven by an increasing demand for two main applications: for the field of regenerative medicine, victims must be provided with soft tissue implants, as well as soft tissue is necessary after traumatic injuries and tumour treatment. Secondly, to substitute the expensive and ethically disputed pharmaceutical tests on animals by artificial vascularized test beds to simulate the uptake of the pharmaceuticals into the blood.

The multidisciplinary ArtiVasc 3D team - consisting of engineers, physicists, chemists, biologists and physicians - is working on developing standardized processes for scaffold production and to cultivate vascularized skin rapidly and inexpensively. In this way, the project is contributing to improving and accelerating patient treatment in emergencies and to reducing animal testing to an absolute minimum.

EU-Project »ARTIVASC 3D«

Artificial vascularised scaffolds for 3D-tissue regeneration

ArtiVasc 3D

The ArtiVasc 3D research project has been funded under the European Community´s 7th Framework Programme (FP7/2007-2013) under grant agreement No.263416

Pressreleases

Bio-fabrication of Artificial Blood Vessels with Laser Light

Highlights

  • Stuttgart, April 2015 
    Artivasc 3D – manufacturing perfusable scaffolds for 3D tissue generation
  • Vienna, November 10, 2014 
    New cultivation techniques for hypodermis tissue engineering
  • Vienna, June 30, 2014 
    New electrospun materials were characterized for adipose tissue generation
  • Jena, April 25, 2014 
    Biocompatibility of selected materials

WORKSHOP ARTIVASC 3D

BIOFABRICATION OF ARTIFICIAL VASCULARIZED TISSUE – TECHNOLOGIES, CHALLENGES AND PERSPECTIVES