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Development of a biohybrid skin equivalent


Project timeline
January 2002
12 months
December 2002
General Information
The project is aiming at connecting the existing knowledge of the MC fellow in cell biology and particularly in characterising keratinocyte-surface interactions with the expertise in polymer synthesis, membrane development for biohybrid organs and biocompatibility studies at the host institute at GKSS. The objective of the project is to develop a stratified skin equivalent which is based on the combination of specific membranes seeded with keratinocytes and fibroblasts which can be peeled off at the end of culture period or upon the application. A cross fertilisation between the MC fellow as specialist in cell biology and GKSS, specialist in membrane development, will be achieved resulting in a biohybrid skin equivalent which can then be tested for the treatment of deep skin burns and chronic skin ulcers.
EU-Programme Acronym and Subprogramme AreaFP5-HUMAN POTENTIAL-2001, Marie-Curie Individual Fellowship
Project TypeMarie-Curie Individual Fellowship (Category 40)
Contract NumberHPMF-CT-2001-01275
Co-ordinatorHelmholtz Zentrum Hereon (DE)
Total Eligible Costs (€) Hereon Eligible Costs (€) EC Funding for Hereon (€)
Contact Person at Hereon Dr. Laura Schwabe, Research Funding Department, phone: +49 (0)4152 87-1670, (initial contact: Dr. Thomas Groth, Institute of Polymer Research)
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Institute of Biophysics Sofia (BG)

(completed December 2002)

Last Update: 10. January 2022