A biomaterial for fabricating artificial tissue and membranes is looking for industry licencing via ENE
13 February 2017
A research group from a Spanish university in collaboration with hospitals have developed a biomaterial for fabricating artificial tissue and membranes with the advantage that its stiffness and elasticity can be controlled. The group is looking for companies interested in licensing this technology.
Tissue Engineering is an emerging area of biomedicine in which, by using cells, growing factors and biomaterials new artificial tissue is created for restoring, substituting or increasing the functional activities of the organic tissues.The biomaterials used in tissue engineering must accomplish a number of prerequisites such as biocompatibility, no toxicity, chemically and mechanically stability, porous and, in some cases, biodegradability or reabsorbible properties.
Scientists from a Spanish university and the regional health service have developed tissues and artificial membranes based on new biomaterials which can be used for the restoration or substitution of certain tissues and organs damaged as a consequence, for example, from a disease or a physical damage: Skin, Bladder, Urethra, Cornea, Oral mucosa, Periferal nerv,e Cartilage, Bone…
These artificial tissue and membranes have the advantage that its stiffness and elasticity can be controlled since they have physical and reologic properties (resistance, elasticity, malleability, stitchabiliy, operability) that enable it to substitute the native human tissues with higher effectivity than the biomaterials and artificial tissues currently available.
The research group is looking for companies interested in licensing this technology.