Innovative Discoveries Series:Team Building and Translational Science: Chemistry, Biomaterials, and Improving Recovery after Vascular Surgery

Location: CCHS or web
Date: Fri: 02/23/18 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

Innovative Discoveries Series -Team Building and Translational Science: Chemistry, Biomaterials, and Improving Recovery after Vascular Surgery

Location: CCHS or web
Date: Fri: 02/23/18 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

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Team Building and Translational Science: Chemistry, Biomaterials, and Improving Recovery after Vascular Surgery

Rob Akins, Nemours/AI Dupont Hospital for Children
February 23, 2018 from 12:00-1:00 pm
Christiana Hospital Ammon Room 1100 or online at https://bluejeans.com/361095905

Adult and congenital cardiovascular diseases are significant health problems that are often managed using surgery.  Bypass grafting is a principal approach, but grafts fail at unacceptably high rates due to maladaptive tissue responses.  To address this challenge, and to improve outcomes after cardiovascular surgery, we assembled a multi-institutional, multi-disciplinary team to develop applications of stem-cell-laden, physico-chemically tunable biomaterials to improve post-surgical healing.  The presentation will focus on preclinical development and testing of artificial vascular “pedicles” to stabilize skeletonized arterial conduits and on the team-based approach used in the translation of fundamental knowledge in the fields of chemistry, physics, materials science, and cardiovascular physiology into precision therapeutics for cardiovascular surgery patients.  Specifically, data will be presented on (i) the design and use of injectable, hydrogel-based biomaterials on human arterial cells and cord-blood derived stem cells and (ii) the effects of abluminally-placed hydrogels on the compliance and tissue structure of skeletonized carotid arteries in a preclinical model.

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Location:
CCHS or web
Date:
Fri: 02/23/18 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
Registration Deadline:
02/23/18

Continuing Ed Credits: 1

Contact:
Deena Chisholm
phone:
302-733-5868


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