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Measuring Cell Viability in Scaffolds

Location

Material Measurement Laboratory, Biosystems and Biomaterials Division

RO# Location
50.64.41.B7297 Gaithersburg, MD

Please note: This Agency only participates in the February and August reviews.

Advisers

Name E-mail Phone
Simon, Carl George carl.simon@nist.gov 301.975.8574

Description

The tissue engineering industry needs better methods for measuring viability of cells in scaffolds.  We are assembling a group of experts for a Working Group (WG) to advance measurement of cell viability in scaffolds.  Through the WG, we will identify appropriate assays and model scaffold-cell systems for advancement.  Robustness testing will be used to develop reliable protocols.  Interlaboratory testing will be used to reduce variability and to assess reproducibility.  ASTM standard test methods will be written and balloted. Results will be validated with orthogonal methods and new methods for measuring cell viability in scaffolds will be developed.  

Keywords:
Biomaterials; Cell differentiation; Combinatorial; Electrospinning; Hydrogel; Nanofibers; Polymers; Scaffold; Stem cell; Tissue Engineering; Regenerative medicine;

Eligibility

Citizenship:  Open to U.S. citizens
Level:  Open to Postdoctoral applicants
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