KIST-HMS International Symposium: Biomaterials for Translational Research
On October 22, scientists from around the world met in in the KIST-HMS International symposium to present their research for the development of novel biomaterials. Presentation topics ranged from nanotherapy to exciting applications in bioprinting and even materials that pose alternatives to surgical intervention.
Find the full program here.
Stepping Strong Innovator Award recipients Su-Ryon Shin, PhD, and Indranil Sinha, MD, are working together to restore skeletal muscle mass and function using 3-D bioprinting
On January 22, members of the Stepping Strong Medical Executive Committee and the Stepping Strong Advisory Board heard pitches from five research teams—four seeking additional Innovator Awards funding for existing projects, and one requesting funding for a new project. Stepping Strong is thrilled to grant awards to all five teams. Read more about the winning projects below, and enjoy photos from the event.
Su-Ryon Shin, PhD, and Indranil Sinha, MD,
Restoring skeletal muscle mass and function using 3D bioprinting
$100,000 to develop vascular channels to improve scaffold binding to tissue, optimize growth factors to promote skeletal muscle regeneration and to develop a research agenda around 3D bio-printing and scaffolding.
3-D bioprinting: A new approach to healing muscle trauma
Tissue engineering has emerged as a promising way to create 3-D tissue for patients who have lost muscle through traumatic injuries. However, developing muscle tissue that functions as real muscle remains a challenge. Shin and her team have addressed this obstacle by introducing an entirely new approach: bioprinting. Through bioprinting, the team creates 3-D muscle tissue that contains blood vessels and mimics living cells. This advanced technology has the potential to create significant economic savings by treating muscle trauma without requiring muscle organ donors.