Neuroprotection

Silk Nanofibers - 3D Printing

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Eduardo
Giler-Garcia
Kyle Cheung
COLLABORATORS
Dr. Jeremy Sivak, Senior Scientist
DKJ Eye Institute, Krembil Research Institute, University Health Network, Toronto
Dr. Thomas Claudepierre, Professor
ENSAIA USC INRA 0340 UR-AFPA
University of Lorraine, Nancy, FR
In a previous collaborative work, we showed that engineered bioactivated silk nanofibers support and enhance neurons survival and regrowth.
Engineering bioactivated silk nanofibers is challenging. We develop 3D printing methods to produce different layouts and arrays of fibers to study neuroprotection and neuroregeneration in vitro and in vivo.