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Indian Institute of Technology Madras

Tissue Engineering

Indian Institute of Technology Madras and NPTEL via Swayam

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The course will introduce principles and applications of tissue engineering. The course will provide an understanding of the applications of engineering and life science principles in the field of tissue engineering. As an up and coming interdisciplinary domain of research, the course will be designed based on current literature.INTENDED AUDIENCE :Masters/Doctoral students and faculty interested in teaching Tissue EngineeringPREREQUISITES :Understanding of basic cell biology would be helpfulINDUSTRY SUPPORT :Companies that are involved in regenerative medicine and related technologies


Week 1: Introduction to tissue engineering
Week 2: Scaffolds: extracellular matrix, natural and synthetic polymers
Week 3: Hydrogels, bioceramics, scaffold fabrication
Week 4: Material characterization
Week 5: Cell source, isolation, growth, differentiation
Week 6: Cell adhesion, migration, signaling, bioreactors and challenges in tissue engineering
Week 7: Host integration, bioethics, Applications: Skin tissue engineering
Week 8: Applications: Bone tissue engineering, Vascular tissue engineering, and Corneal tissue engineering

Taught by

Prof. Vignesh Muthuvijayan



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