Monday, November 13, 2006: 8:30 AM-11:00 AM
Continental 8 (Hilton San Francisco)
#50 - Tissue Engineering: Biomaterial-Cell Interactions in Tissue Engineering (I) (15D00)
This session invites presentations on the design, development and application of tissue equivalents and artificial organs. Topics of interest include but are not limited to: functional micro- and nanostructured scaffolds, cell-matrix interactions, factor or gene delivery methodologies for tissue engineering, progenitor cell differentiation, novel bioreactor configurations for tissue expansion, storage and preservation of tissues, and in vivo implementation and analysis of artificial tissues/organs.
Chair:Manolis S. Tzanakakis
CoChair:Chia-Chi Ho
8:30 AMHeparin-Functionalized Peg Hydrogels Direct Three-Dimensional Human Mesenchymal Stem Cell Osteogenic Differentiation
Danielle S.W. Benoit, Andrew R. Durney, Kristi S. Anseth
8:50 AMHighly Tunable Synthetic Hydrogels for Neural Stem Cell Control
Krishanu Saha, Kevin E. Healy, David V. Schaffer
9:10 AMThree Dimensional Primary Hepatocyte Coculture in Synthetic Self-Assembling Hydrogel for Bioartificial Liver
Sihong Wang, Deepak Nagrath, Pohun C. Chen, Francois Berthiaume, Martin L. Yarmush
9:30 AMEffect of Hepatocytes on Differentiation of Endothelial Cells in in Vitro Micropattern Co-Culture
Girish Kumar, Carlos Co, Chia-Chi Ho
9:50 AMBreak
10:00 AMImproving the Biocompatibility of Expanded Polytetrafluoroethylene Vascular Graft Via a Novel Biodegradable Elastomer
Jian Yang, Delara Motlagh, Josephine B. Allen, Antonio R. Webb, Melina Kibbe, Oliver Aalami, Muneera Kapadia, Timothy J. Carroll, Guillermo A. Ameer
10:20 AMCellular Encapsulation and Therapeutic Protein Secretion in Mtg-Gels
Chong Wing Yung, Timothy Barbari, William E. Bentley
10:40 AMInitiator System for Encapsulation of Mesenchymal Stem Cells and Analysis of Osteoblastic Differentiation for Orbital Bone Repair
Martha W. Betz, Parth C. Modi, John F. Caccamese, Domenick P. Coletti, John J. Sauk, John P. Fisher

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