The Biomaterials Lab is proud to announce its participation in the 25th Anniversary Advances in Tissue Engineering Short Course. The course will be held at Rice University from August 9-12, 2017, and the Biomaterials Lab will host a special hands-on workshop examining bioprinting techniques related to tissue engineering. Featured presentations include members of the Center for Engineering Complex Tissues, which the Biomaterials Lab is a participating member. The course will examine topics ranging from patient-specific therapeutics to biofabrication of complex tissues.
The Mikos Research Group at Rice University will participate in the Technology Enterprise Consortium partnership. The partnership involves the US Army Medical Research and Material Command, and the research efforts will be led by Wake Forest Institute for Regenerative Medicine. The goal of this work is to develop and advance techniques for the manufacturing of regenerative medicine products. Mikos Research Group members will work closely with the Biomaterials Lab to research strategies to bring these techniques from the research lab to the clinic.
The Biomaterials Lab is proud to announce that the NIH has granted a $6.25 million award to support the establishment of the Center for Engineering Complex Tissues (CECT). Researchers from Rice University, Wake Forest University, and the University of Maryland are leading the center to support the development of new biomedical technology at the intersection of biomaterials, tissue engineering, and 3-D printing. CECT will provide a platform for collaboration between these universities as they seek to improve regenerative medicine techniques and technologies.
The Biomaterials Lab is proud to announce its upcoming opening. The Lab, as part of the newly established Center for Engineering Complex Tissues, will be dedicated to improving patient health and overcoming medical challenges through the development and support of biomaterials research, education, and entrepreneurship. Tools, training, and support will be provided to students at all levels, faculty, staff, and collaborators at Rice University and the surrounding community. The Lab will house the education and equipment necessary to fabricate and characterize materials.