Implantable Perfusion Pump for Advanced Tissue Engineering
Jung Yul Lim
|Potential UCARE Research Position?||
8/20/18 but flexible
|Paid or Volunteer||
Volunteer, can apply for UCARE 18-19
|Hours Per Week||
Tissue engineering suffers from the lack of vascular integration within the engineered scaffold. A perfusion pump embedded inside the scaffold may help supply nutrients to engineered tissues until the vascular network is established. In this project, a pump with no moving parts will be designed to be implanted inside the scaffold: the pump would have a cavity that resonates with mechanical signals such as ultrasound for pumping. The student will design and fabricate such implantable pump with the guidance of research staff in the lab.