Regenerative Medicine Utrecht

Musculoskeletal Tissue Regeneraton

We’re working towards alternative approaches for cartilage and bone regeneration, including joint distraction; 3D printing of constructs; biofabrication; and being able to coax our bodies to regenerate tissue with the help of intelligent scaffolds.

Interveterbral disc regeneration

We design our research with bench to bedside in mind. Read about Marianna Tryfonidou’s research.   In my group we pursue translation of regenerative treatment strategies for degenerative diseases including back pain and osteoarthritis. These two major musculoskeletal disorders are commonly encountered in human, canine, and equine patients causing extensive disability and reduced quality of…

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Maxillofacial bone regeneration

We combine stem cell technologies with state-of-the-art regenerative technologies to recapitulate natural tissue development and regeneration Debby Gawlitta leads a young research group working on bone regeneration of the facial structures. Patients with maxillofacial bone defects need bone tissue substitutes to reshape their face, to anchor their teeth for talking and chewing food. These bone…

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Translational regenerative research of the spine

We depend on close collaboration between surgeons and basic researchers.   Read about the researchin the group of Cumhur Oner.   As a spinal surgeon, I’m interested in developing less invasive surgical treatments of traumatic and pathological fractures of the spinal column. My group focuses on translational regenerative research in the bone and intervertebral discs…

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Regeneration in osteoarthritis

We have a prototype of a whole-joint bio-mechano-reactor.   Read about the research in the group of Simon Mastbergen.     My work focuses on tissue regeneration in osteoarthritis (OA) and we’ve developed several new techniques for this. One of our first achievements was the unique canine osteoarthritis model, the ‘Groove’ model, which mimics the…

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Bone tissue engineering

Our research requires intense integration of immunology and orthopedics.   Read about the research in the group of Jacqueline Alblas. My research activities are mainly focused on bone tissue engineering. Our aim is to develop hybrid constructs in which scaffold material and cell stimuli are optimally combined with the regenerative potential of adult stem cells…

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