Artificial biomaterials for its use as stiffness membranes with controlled elasticity
Scientists from the University of Granada and the Andalusian Health Service have developed through tissue engineering a biomaterial, which can be used for fabricating artificial tissue and membranes which stiffness and elasticity can be controlled.
One of its main advantages is that it can be used for substituting tissues or organs damaged because of infectious, inflammatory or degenerative processes, or physical or chemical damages.
The new artificial tissues can be used in the next cases for restoring or substituting, partially or totally, the next body organs:
- Oral mucosa
- Periferal nerve
Advantages and Benefits
- Substitution of damaged tissues for which there is not an effective therapeutic alternative, with a decrease of morbi-mortality, due to the reduction of the waiting lists for tissues and organs.
- Production of a biomaterial and an artificial tissue which its physical and reologic properties (resistance, elasticity, malleability, stitchabiliy, operability) enable it to substitute the native human tissues with higher effectivity than the biomaterials and artificial tissues currently available.
- When using autologous cells and/or tissues, the number of infections caused by the donor in the receptor is diminished, so immunosuppressive treatments do not need to be prescribed, since there is not a possibility of immune rejection.
License agreement and/or collaboration.
Sectors of application: Regenerative Medicine, Surgery.
Stage of development: Patent in process.
Priority date: 14/10/2016.
Owner: University of Granada and Andalusian Health Service.