On our way to the production of artificial heart tissue: Bayreuth research at Deutsches Museum Nuremberg

At the recently opened Deutsches Museum Nuremberg, the University of Bayreuth offers insights into its expertise in the field of biofabrication involving unique materials, for example spider silk. Research led by Prof. Dr. Thomas Scheibel at the Biomaterials research group combines natural growth processes and technical systems with the aim of specifically rebuilding damaged tissue in organs, skin, nerves, and tendons. Consequently, in the „Body & Mind“ exhibition area, one of the exhibits is a bioreactor from the Department of Biomaterials that simulates the cultivation of heart muscle tissue.

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