ArtiVasc 3D will provide a micro- and nano-scale based manufacturing and functionalisation technology for the generation of fully vascularised bioartificial tissue that enables entire nutrition and metabolism. The bioartificial vascularised skin engineered in ArtiVasc 3D will, for the first time, allow tissue replacement with optimum properties.
In a multidisciplinary approach, experts in biomaterial development, cell-matrix interaction, angiogenesis, tissue engineering, simulation, design and rapid manufacturing methods work together to generate bioartificial vascularised skin in a fully automated and standardized manufacturing approach.
This bioartificial vascularised skin will be of great value in a vast array of clinical treatments, e.g. as a transplant in trauma treatment. In addition it will be used as an innovative in vitro skin equivalent for pharmaceutical, cosmetics or chemical substance testing.