TechConnect Innovation Program

3-dimensional porous scaffolds for tissue engineering and regenerative medicine

Korea Institute of Industrial Technology(KITECH), California, United States

TECHNOLOGY SUMMARY

Technologies to provide a 3-D tissue culture environment having inter-connecting pores, biodegradability, appropriate surface property, efficient cell attachment and proliferation 1. Fabrication of advanced absorbable scaffolds using various nonwoven technologies 2. Design of 3-D scaffolds comprising a biodegradable multifilament draw-textured yarn 3. Surface modification technology of scaffolds

Primary Application Area: Medical Devices

Technology Development Status: Prototype

Technology Readiness Level: TRL 4

FIGURES OF MERIT

Value Proposition: To design functional substitutes for damaged tissues and organs, we have developed totally new concept of scaffolds by modifying existing textile manufacturing process. Our products can be easily fabricated into variety of shapes and sizes, and show excellent 3-D structure with inter-connecting pores, biodegradability, and efficient cell attachment and proliferation.

SHOWCASE SUMMARY

Organization Type: Academic/Gov Lab

National Innovation Awardee

Showcase Booth #: 110

Website: www.kitech.re.kr

GOVT/EXTERNAL FUNDING SOURCES

Government Funding/Support to Date: Development of the technology was funded by Korea government.

Primary Sources of Funding: Other

Looking for: Development / License Partners