Research Areas

Besides the development of the constituting modules of the tissue factory, the project “Automated Tissue Engineering on Demand" also covers several research areas which are not directly involved in the automation of the manual process of skin manufacture. In this section two of these research areas will be shortly described : the cultivation of induced pluripotent stem cells as an alternative cell source for the tissue factory and the cryoconservation of cells and tissue to prolong the storage live of primary cells as well as skin equivalents.