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Degradable Biomaterials for Tissue Engineering Applications

Course description
Time: 8:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Location: 240 South Forge Street, Akron, Ohio 44325
Classroom 217 (Located inside the National Polymer Innovation Center)
Cost: $1,800 USD
CEU's: 2.4
Instructor: Dr. Bill Landis, Dr. Matt Becker, and Dr. Abraham Joy

Course Overview

This three-day course will have a lecture component and a laboratory component. The lectures will cover the synthesis, characterization and fabrication aspects of biodegradable polymers. In addition, the lectures will also cover the fundamentals of cell biology, cell-materials interactions, and tissue engineering in the context of biomaterials. The laboratory component will include cell seeding on scaffolds, electrospinning, polymer extruding, scaffold fabrication, and fundamental cell culture.

  • Synthesis, Characterization and Fabrication:
    1. Synthesis of degradable biomaterials (condensation, ring opening)
    2. Characterization of degradable biomaterials
    3. Properties of degradable biomaterials including crystallinity, water uptake, protein adsorption, and degradation
    4. Measurement of mechanical properties of biomaterials
    5. Method for biomaterials fabrication including electrospinning, salt leaching, and solvent casting.
  • Cell Biology and Tissue Engineering:
    1. Basic cell and extracellular matrix structure
    2. Function of the nucleus, cell cytoplasm, cytoskeletal elements, and cell membranes
    3. Cell-biomaterial surface interactions
    4. Analytical methods for characterizing cellular outputs – PCR, histology
    5. Biomaterials for tissue engineering applications
  • Experimental Component:
    1. Cell seeding on scaffolds
    2. Electrospinning
    3. Polymer extruding
    4. Scaffold fabrication
    5. Fundamental cell culture

QUESTIONS?

If you have any questions or need more information about this course, please contact:

Penelope Pinkston
330-972-8303
penelo1@uakron.edu


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Course fee includes classroom instruction, instructional materials, parking permits, continental breakfast, lunch, beverages and refreshment breaks. Travel and hotel accommodations are not included.

ENROLLMENT IS LIMITED AND ON A FIRST-COME BASIS. EARLY REGISTRATION IS STRONGLY RECOMMENDED!

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