The overall aim in tissue regeneration is to develop new therapies and to improve the applicability of already existing ones. The main focus is thereby put on practical efficiency and ethical acceptability in order to pursue translational approaches. A solid support from basic research coupled with a broad variety of pre-clinical models and analytical methods is therefore of fundamental importance.
Research topics in the area of tissue regeneration include:
- Bone & Ligament Regeneration
- Cartilage & Tendon Regeneration
- Soft Tissue & Wound Healing
- Neuro Regeneration
- Hernia Repair
- Endothelium & Vascularization
- Haemostasis – local
- Light Therapy
Key efforts of this research area focus on improving the regeneration of different tissues such as bone, cartilage, nerves, tendons and ligaments as well as innovative solutions for local haemostasis.
Multiple approaches are thus pursued that include for example the use of growth factors or special wound dressings to accelerate wound healing. Furthermore, stem cells are utilized partly by differentiating them into different cell types and then applying them to scaffolds or hydrogels to promote tissue regeneration.