Tissue Engineering and Stem Cell Technology
Three dimensional Human Neural Network: Differntiation of human embryonic stem cells into cortical neurons and investigation of new types of tissue engineering scaffold to organise and encapsulate multi-layer functional neural networks.
Bioreactor technology for tissue culture and stem cell expansion: To develop membrane bioreactors for bulky tissue culture, for stem cell culture, and micro-bioreactor technology and to develop mathematical models of tissue culture bioreactors.
Cryopreservation of stem cells and engineered tissue: To study the technology and underlining science in cryopreservation and vitrification to preserve living cells and engineered tissues to ensure the off-the-shelf availability to clinicians.
Tissue engineering monitoring: To develop micro membrane probes, microsensors, and multiphoton microscopy for the monitoring cell metabolism and functions, tissue formation, and stem cell differentiation.
Stem cells for drug and toxicology testing: To develop stem cell based 3D tissue models and to combine with microbioreactor technology [Tissue Flex®] for drug and chemical toxicology testing.