Coming to Arizona State University
August 2024

We are joining the School for Engineering of Matter, Transport and Energy in the Ira A. Fulton Schools of Engineering and the Biodesign Institute’s Center for Biomaterials Innovation and Translation beginning in the Fall 2024 Semester.

The Problem:
Complex Tissue Injury and Lack of Effective Repair

Injuries are a ubiquitous fact of life. However, despite multiple millions of new cases each year and several billions of dollars in annual health care costs, there are no effective treatments for complex many types of complex injuries, such as those in the skin and spinal cord.

Our Approach:

  1. Development of novel biomaterial scaffolds with enhanced and expanded functionality to promote tissue repair and regeneration.
  2. Controlled delivery of bioactives to stimulate reparative pathways.
  3. Identification and development of novel bioactive agents by reverse-engineering both dysfunctional signaling observed in the disease state and activated pathways stimulated by effective biomaterial treatments.
Spinal cord injury in rats treated with a biodegradable and injectable chitosan and collagen hydrogel with sustained delivery of the immune-modulating, virus-derived biologic Serp-1. J. Clin. Med. 2020, 9(4), 1221