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Lecture "Tissue Engineering, from the basics to the bone"

Prof. Rick Visser, University of Malaga, Spain

Tissue Engineering is dedicated to the application of logical combinations of a scaffolding biomaterial, bioactive molecules and cells. Although bone is one of the few tissues that have a high regeneration capacity in adult higher vertebrates, a significant number of bone fractures and defects cannot heal naturally and, thus, other medical approaches are needed. In fact, it is estimated that more tan 2 million bone grafts are performed worldwide each year to provide a solution for those cases in which the natural repair of bone is hampered. This talk will focus on Bone Tissue Engineering and on some of the strategies that can be used to improve this field’s outcomes.


Rick Visser is a tenured profesor at the Department of Cell Biology, Genetics and Physiology from the University of Malaga (Spain) and senior researcher at the Biomedicines Institute of Malaga (IBIMA-BIONAND). He has been working in the field of Bone Tissue Engineering for the last twenty years, with a specific focus on the development and analysis of new biomaterials and bioactive functionalization.


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