The Centerís mission
is to strengthen the University and the regional economy by developing technologies related to tissue engineering. We view a dynamic applied research program as the major component of our mission. Our group has expertise in bioengineering, biomaterials sciences, neuroscience methods, as well as nanoscale engineering. Our team can offer skills in biomaterials fabrication and characterization, cell / biomaterials interaction studies, cell transplantation and immunohistological characterization, covalent protein immobilization, the development and use of cell encapsulation systems as therapeutic implants and as basic science tools, the development of nerve guidance systems, and experience in the isolation and use of CNS precursors in biomaterials related research.