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SELECTBIO Conferences BioEngineering Summit 2019

Sara Abdollahi's Biography

Sara Abdollahi, Researcher, Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine

Sara Abdollahi is a researcher at the Division of Cardiac Surgery of Johns Hopkins University. Her research focuses on heart patches for the repair of myocardial infarction, and her main goals is to optimize these patches to match the contractility of the native heart. Dr. Abdollahi obtained her Ph.D. at Carnegie Mellon University in Biomedical Engineering and received her training as an undergraduate in chemical engineering and master’s degree in materials engineering at McGill University. Her expertise and interests are in biomimetic designs, additive manufacturing, soft matter rheology, tissue engineering and regenerative medicine.

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3D Printing For Cardiovascular Disease Application

Monday, 1 April 2019 at 14:30

Add to Calendar ▼2019-04-01 14:30:002019-04-01 15:30:00Europe/London3D Printing For Cardiovascular Disease

Heart attack can lead to necrosis of myocardial tissue. Stem-cell therapy is an emerging strategy that involves the injection of cardiac progenitor cells to encourage tissue regrowth. However, ongoing trials have showed that the efficacy of this technique is limited and the retention rate of the delivered cells is poor. Cardiac tissue engineering includes the use of cells with biomaterials and signaling molecules to regenerate damaged heart tissue. Herein we present ongoing efforts to optimize cardiac and vascular tissue engineering approaches toward commercial and clinical applications. This includes utilization of additive manufacturing to systematize the process and create patient-matched therapies. These approaches have implications for the treatment of cardiovascular disease and precision medicine.

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