249 The Present and Future Role of Chemical Engineering in Tissue Engineering

Tuesday, October 30, 2012: 8:30 AM
Pennsylvania West (Westin )
Chemical engineers have been instrumental in defining and driving forward the field of tissue engineering. Polymer design and processing, transport phenomena, the employment of controlled release, and system design using kinetic parameter knowledge are some examples of chemical engineering fundamentals that have been applied by numerous innovators in the tissue engineering field. This session will highlight how far the field has come, and the unmet needs and challenges that lay ahead with presentations by leaders from academe and industry. The ultimate goal of this session is to fully engage chemical engineers in the development of emerging technologies and strategies to advance patient care.

Biomedical Applications of Chemical Engineering
Engineering Fundamentals in Life Science (15d)

William R. Wagner
Email: wagnerwr@upmc.edu

Thomas Gilbert
Email: gilberttw@upmc.edu

- indicates paper has an Extended Abstract file available on CD.

10:00 AM
File available
10:20 AM
(249e) Increasing Desiccation Tolerance of Mammalian Cells Using Late Embryogenesis Proteins
Nilay Chakraborty, Shumin Li, Apurva Borcar, Steven Hand and Mehmet Toner

10:40 AM
(249f) Hemoglobin Regulates the Migration of Glioma Cells Along Poly(ε-caprolactone)-Aligned Nanofibers
Alexander Roth, Ruipeng Xue, Tyler Nelson, Jed Johnson, Jacob Elmer, Joseph Huntley, John J. Lannutti, Mariano S. Viapiano and Andre Palmer