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Cluster

In December 2006, the Austrian Cluster for Tissue Regeneration was founded to pool and further develop expertise on tissue regeneration throughout different scientific institutions in Austria. Founding members were the Ludwig Boltzmann Institute for Experimental and Clinical Traumatology and research groups from the Medical University of Vienna, the Bernhard Gottlieb University Dental Clinic and the Red Cross of Upper Austria, the Cluster. Since then also groups from the Medical University of Innsbruck and the Paris Lodron University of Salzburg joined the cluster.

The objective is to established a broad network of know-how to better understand soft tissue, cartilage, tendons, ligaments, bone and neuro regeneration and thereby enhance therapy through new and improved treatment methods. Research assignments arise from treatment necessities and proven benefits to patients.

Through the establishment of the Cluster, clinical experts for bone and joint regeneration as well as neuro regeneration and specialists in imaging techniques are woven into one collective research fabric. In 2013/2014, additional know-how was brought to the Cluster such as 3D printing with photopolymers, cell sorting and immortalization as well as simulation in silico, thus extending its members to nine scientific institutions. The interdisciplinary teams include biochemists, chemists, biophysicists, molecular biologists, biotechnologists, electronic technicians and veterinarians and their assistants.

Find more information at the cluster homepage: tissue-regeneration.at!