Tissue Engineering Program Area
This program supports the development of enabling technologies including real-time, non-invasive tools for assessing the function of engineered tissues; real-time assays that monitor the interaction of cells and their environment at the molecular and organelle level; predictive computational models for engineering function 3D tissues; high-throughput assays and instruments to reduce the cost, time, and complexity of tissue engineering; novel bioreactor techniques for expanding stem cells and growing tissues and organs on a large scale; and strategies for preserving, sterilizing, packaging, and transporting living-tissue products.
The program also supports applications of rational engineering design principles to functional engineered tissues; the development of novel biomaterials for use as tissue scaffolds that mimic the extracellular matrix and support multiple cell types in defined spatial orientation; and engineering approaches to study how biomaterials interact with cells and guide cell growth, differentiation, and migration.
Relevant Study Sections
Biomaterials and Biointerfaces (BMBI
Bioengineering, Technology and Surgical Sciences (BTSS
Instrumentation and Systems Development (ISD
Musculoskeletal Tissue Engineering (MTE
A complete listing of review groups and study sections can be found at the Center for Scientific Review (http://cms.csr.nih.gov/PeerReviewMeetings/).
Program staff recommend that principal investigators include a cover letter listing areas of scientific expertise needed to review the application and how the expertise should be balanced (please do not include names), or potential study section assignments. Questions may be directed to the program director mentioned above.
Relevant Meetings, Publications and Sites of Interest
Multi-Agency Tissue Engineering Science (MATES
) Interagency Working Group
Multi-Agency Tissue Engineering Science (MATES) Working Group Strategic Plan
for Tissue Science and Engineering (Adobe PDF)
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Last Updated On 01/05/2010