At the core of CECT's research capabilities are three TR&D Projects that advance comprehensive technology development in three main biological systems: stem cell culture, fabrication of cellular constructs, and construction of heterogeneous tissue scaffolds. Each TR&D project will be led by one of the 3 primary institutes of the center:
TR&D 1: 3D Printed Bioreactors for Cell Culture - University of Maryland
TR&D 2: Bioprinting Patterning for Cell-Laden Constructs - Wake Forest Institute for Regenerative Medicine
TR&D 3: Bioprinting for Complex Scaffold Fabrication - Rice University
These TR&Ds work in concert with other Collaborative and Service Projects under the unifying theme of complex tissue biofabrication for research, clinical, and transplantation purposes. They also sponsor several Education and Outreach programs for training and mentorship of new students and dissemination of technical information.
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