Currently, I participate in 3 interdisciplinary research projects financed from European Union funds. All are focused on a new branch of medicine known as regenerative surgery that uses engineering, molecular biology and medicine for the manufacture of tissue needed for the reconstruction of defects of various parts of the body.
Bioimplant – is an innovative project that combines achievements of modern reconstructive surgery, regenerative medicine and biotechnology with modern techniques of imaging and 3D printing. The aim of the project is to develop by means of tissue engineering, a bone, which will be based on a polymer scaffold printed in 3D.
The shape and size of the scaffolding will be assessed preoperatively on the basis of three-dimensional simulation of the defect.
The thus obtained scaffolding (custom-made) under laboratory conditions is populated with fatty stem cells, which will accelerate the formation of bone tissue after the implant in place of loss. Thus produced bone will not differ from the rest of the bone and can be applied especially in patients with a cancer which is often removed extensive bone fragments. Contractors of the project are researchers from the Oncology Centre - Institute in Warsaw, Medical University of Warsaw, Wrocław University of Technology and Warsaw University of Technology. The project is financed from the Operational Program of Innovative Economy.
Nano4nerve - the aim of the project is to create a so-called. conduitu nerve, or alternative to those already used in reconstructive surgery, nerve grafts. Current methods rely on downloading from another around the nerve, resulting in impaired sensation. The solution to this problem will be formed with the nanofibres using modern technology of elektrospinning conduity, which after settling of the fatty stem cells are further subjected to electrical stimulation.
The project is funded by the National Science Centre under the Opus program and implemented in cooperation with the Department of Materials Science and Engineering Warsaw University of Technology and Department of Cellular Oncology Centre - Institute in Warsaw.
MentorEye – the project aims to create extremely precise and effective methods for removing tumors based on surgical navigation and labeling of tumor tissue using viral vectors. With this method it will be possible both to improve the treatment of tumors and to minimize the side effects of cancer treatment.
Funding for the project comes from Strategmed program, which aims to promote strategic for the development of medical research in the country. The consortium executing the project includes leading research centers in Poland, such as the Oncology Centre - Institute in Warsaw, Warsaw Medical University, Warsaw University, Technical University of Wroclaw, as well as private investors: Adamed Group, Neuro Device Group, Le Loch Healthcare.