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SELECTBIO Conferences BioEngineering Summit 2019

Christine McBeth's Biography

Christine McBeth, Senior Research Scientist, Fraunhofer Center for Manufacturing Innovation

Christine McBeth, Ph.D., is a senior research scientist at the Fraunhofer Center for Manufacturing Innovation located at Boston University. There she heads up the tissue engineering group working with international partners to move biomedical engineering solutions to the clinic. Her research at Fraunhofer has focused on developing special coatings for titanium implants that present both the biological and mechanical cues required for robust deposition of new bone mineral. Christine also works with the Fraunhofer teams that are driving rapid roll-to-roll industrial scale production of microfluidic devices—essential research for getting any lab-on-a-chip assay out of the lab.

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Biomimetic Microtopographies Trigger New Potential Therapies For Cornea Replacements

Monday, 1 April 2019 at 14:00

Add to Calendar ▼2019-04-01 14:00:002019-04-01 15:00:00Europe/LondonBiomimetic Microtopographies Trigger New Potential Therapies For Cornea

Corneal endothelial cells maintain visual acuity by regulating water content in the cornea. Damage to this region requires corneal transplant from donor tissue. Using 2-photon lithography for molding, a biomimetic membrane triggers pluripotent cells to differentiate into corneal endothelial like cells. This work with Fraunhofer IPT provides foundational understanding of mechanical cues required in this tissue. Our future directions involve scaling this work to translate production to clinical test levels.

Add to Calendar ▼2019-04-01 00:00:002019-04-02 00:00:00Europe/LondonBioEngineering Summit