Tissue Engineering
& Wound Care
Materials & Bioengineering

image: Spinal fusion device

Intramedullary nail and bone scaffold

Tissue engineering aims to develop biological substitutes to restore, maintain, or improve tissue function by use of cells, materials, biochemical factors, and engineering methods. One of the applications of tissue engineering is to develop wound care products.

Southwest Research Institute (SwRI) has tissue engineering and wound care capabilities, including:

  • Material development
  • Stem cells
  • Tissue engineering scaffolds for
    • Bone
    • Cartilage
    • Blood vessel
    • Skin
    • Tendon
    • Nerve
  • Perfusion flow bioreactor to develop cell constructs
  • Organ perfusate and perfusion system
  • Adhesives
  • Dressings
  • Production scale-up
image: Composite scaffold for bone and cartilage repair

Composite scaffold for bone and cartilage

image: Composite scaffold for bone and cartilage repair

Engineered tendon

image: Collagen/carbon-nano-tube fiber

Collagen/carbon-nano-tube fiber

image: Perfusion flow bioreactor system

Perfusion flow bioreactor system


image: flow chart

Development of engineering constructs in lab

Related Terminology

adaptive materials  •  autonomic materials  •  hybrid materials  •  nanomaterials  •  materials testing  •  materials characterization  •  electrophoretic deposition  •  biomaterial  •  medical device  •  biosensors  •  chlorine dioxide  •  nanoparticles  •  encapsulation  •  drug delivery  •  control release  •  tissue engineering  •  regenerative medicine  •  wound care  •  wound dressing  •  surface coating  •  scaffolds  •  bioreactor  •  perfusion system  •  ISO 13485

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Southwest Research Institute® (SwRI®), headquartered in San Antonio, Texas, is a multidisciplinary, independent, nonprofit, applied engineering and physical sciences research and development organization with 9 technical divisions.