Caption: Photo Collages: Engineering Living Tissue, Engineering Biological Muscle, Engineering Biological Bodies
Caption: (1) In an experiment at the Georgia Tech/Emory Center (GTEC) for the Engineering of Living Tissues – a National Science Foundation-supported Engineering Research Center – graduate students examine a sample in a bioreactor for potential use in engineering cartilage tissue. Ultimately, this work will lead to biological (non-synthetic) devices for organ and tissue replacement, repair, and therapeutic uses in the human body. (2) At the Georgia Tech/Emory Center (GTEC) for the Engineering of Living Tissues—an NSF Engineering Research Center—a graduate student uses flow cytometry to characterize smooth muscle cells that will be used in cardiovascular tissue engineering devices. (3) A graduate student at one of the National Science Foundation's Engineering Research Centers – Georgia Tech/Emory Center for the Engineering of Living Tissues—exposes cells to mechanical forces in order to measure their migration rates across surfaces that imitate blood vessels. This research is aimed at creating living replacements for artificial materials used for implantation into the human body, and at fostering tissue regeneration.
Source: Georgia Tech/Emory ERC, GTEC