Research is dedicated to the improvement of post-trauma regeneration through combinations of cells, biomaterials and growth factors, and also mechanical stimulation. The objective is to test new methods and their transition to clinical application, using primarily imaging techniques for quality control.
Improvement of current clinical autologous chondrocyte transplantation including non-invasive monitoring.
– Development of one-stage procedures to improve/replace microfractures.
– Better understand (de/re)differentiation of cartilage related cells as well as crosstalk with potentially to be used stem cells and cartilage material.
These activities are done within the cartilage section of the Austrian Cluster for Tissue Regeneration together with Prof. Marlovits and Prof. Trattnig (MedUni, Vienna). The cartilage program is further supported by the “New Tissue” grant together with our cooperation partner “Fachhochschule (FH) Wien”, which is also part of the cooperative student program “Biomedical Engineering”, in which senior scientists of LBI/ACTR act as lecturers.