Regenerative Nanomedicine Area

This area deals with the repair or replacement of diseased or damaged tissues and organs by applying methods from gene therapy, cell therapy, the dosage of bioactive molecules and tissue engineering, by stimulating repair mechanisms of the own body. The production of new materials and support systems, the use of stem cells (adult, embryonic and iPS) and the production of molecules and biomimetic peptides which serve as signals for cell adhesion and differentiation are the main focuses of this area.

 

The general research lines within this area are:

  • Molecular and cellular functionalisation of biomaterials for the creation of tissue engineering products.
  • Biocompatibility and toxicity of implantable devices.
  • Cellular and molecular mechanisms implicated in the regeneration of organs and tissues.