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3D-Inspired Bioengineered Tissue Flaps for Tissue Regeneration

Objectives: Functional regeneration of complex large-scaled defects requires heavily vascularized tissue grafts with patient-specific anatomy. Autologous tissue harvest, considered the standard of care in surgical settings, has considerable drawbacks such as tissue-site morbidity and post-operative pain. Tissue engineering approaches relying on bio-inspired additive manufacturing techniques and induction of vascular connectivity with hosts can promote graft sustainability while enabling proper adaptation within tissue defects during engraftment.
Methods: Neo-tissue flaps developed via stem-cells loading onto biocompatible and biodegradable soft tissue scaffolds. Following in-vitro induction, bioengineered scaffolds are combined with a bone matrix to yield a composite neo-tissue. These, in turn, undergo axial vascularization in a rat arteriovenous model. Both ex vivo and in-vivo assessments of maturation and implantation are performed.
Results: Pre-vascularization and osteogenic induction of tissue constructs are validated in vitro and in vivo, and high-resolution micro-computed tomography is employed to assess bone deposition, remodeling, and micro-vessels within neo-tissues.
Conclusions: The presented methodology promotes neo-tissue creation for soft and hard tissue bridging. In addition, the underlying angiogenic connectivity between host and graft is evaluated, and upscaling of human-sized constructs is performed.

2022 Pan European Region Oral Health Congress (Marseille, France)
Marseille, France
Stem Cell Biology Research
  • Redenski, Idan  ( Galiliee College of Dental SCiences , Nahariya , Israel ;  Bar-Ilan university , Safed , Israel )
  • Srouji, Samer  ( Galiliee College of Dental SCiences , Nahariya , Israel ;  Bar-Ilan university , Safed , Israel )
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    Oral Session
    Stem Cell Biology, Pulp Biology & Regeneration Research
    Thursday, 09/15/2022 , 01:30PM - 03:30PM