Spray Application for Cell Therapy inside hollow organsCopyright: © Reddemann, WSA, AME
The application of steam cell is a promising therapy for still remediless diseases. Although this procedure can realize its full potential only, if living stem cells are introduced at the source of disease with high concentration, no fully developed technique exists for in-vivo coating of hollow organs. Intravenous medication of steam cells is state of the art, instead.
In recent past, a novel innovative method was developed by the project partner AME, enabling the coating of hollow organs with living cells on the basis of an endoscopic spray with subsequent polymerization for the first time. In order to leverage this new therapy for future clinical operation on human beings, fundamental research on cell sprays and its influence on survival rates and growth rates of cells is inevitable. That way, a completely new research field -- cell sprays -- can be explored, which is largely unexplored up to date.
In context of this ERS Seed Fund project, a first time investigation of the influence of fluid dynamics on survival rates of cells will be done. This work will be the basis for future interdisciplinary fundamental research projects in this field.
10/2012 – 09/2015
ERS, RWTH Aachen University
Cardiovascular Tissue Engineering, Institute of Applied Medical Engineering (AME) Pauwelsstraße 20, 52074 Aachen, Chair: Univ.-Prof. Dr. med. Stefan Jockenhövel
Custom made injection systems