Catalogue 2013 - 2014

BME 460 Cell and Tissue Engineering


3 cr.


BME 302 and BME 306, or permission of the instructor.

Course Description

This course will cover principles behind the rapidly advancing field of cell and tissue engineering. Topics include the culture of mammalian cells, the role of mechanical forces in cellular processes, and biomaterial-cell interactions. Example of the development of tissue-engineered devices for the replacement of blood vessels and heart valves, liver, kidney, and bone and cartilage will be studied.