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Artificial Organs & Implants

In Aachen University RWTH during teh second year, the specialization Artificial Organs ansd Implants is offered. The following course elements will be discussed:

 

  • Gas exchange of oxygenators application
  • Mechanical ventilation
  • Liver: detoxification approval bioreactors
  • Liver: clinical aspects
  • Heart: valves and Assist devision
  • Kidney: pathophysiology of renal failure, indications for dialysis
  • Orthopedic implants
  • Dental prosthetics
  • Artificial vision

 


The 2nd specilialization offered in Aachen is Tissue Engineering. Thsi will include an introduction to the strategies and fundamental bioengineering design criteria behind the development of cell-based tissue substitutes. Topics include (stem) cell biology and culture, biocompatibility, biological grafts, gene therapy-transfer, and bioreactors.

The origin of cells, their harvest, growth in culture and manipulation; Rational selection, processing, testing and performance of materials used in biomedical applications with special emphasis upon tissue engineering; The material selection and processing, mechanisms and kinetics of material degradation, cell-material interactions and interfaces; effect of construct architecture on tissue growth; transport through engineered tissues; Examples of engineering tissues for replacing cartilage, bone, tendons, ligaments, skin and liver will be presented. Prerequisites: A course in biomaterials and a basic understanding of cell biology and physiology.

 


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Last Updated on Wednesday, 08 February 2017 13:15  

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