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Biomaterials Group

The Biomaterials Group develops measurement technologies and measurement assurance strategies to quantify cells, biomaterials, and cell-material interactions.

The Biomaterials Group portfolio includes mammalian cell measurements, microbial cell measurements, biomaterials and cell-material interactions, and advanced imaging and spectroscopy.  These efforts bolster the development and translation of regenerative medicine and advanced protein-, cell-, and microbe-based therapeutics in support of the bioeconomy.

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Biomaterials Group Publications

Biglycan regulates bone development and regeneration

Reut Shainer, Vardit Kram, Tina Kilts, Andrew Doyle, Inbal Shainer, Carl Simon Jr., Jinyang Zeng-Brouwers, Liliana Schaefer, Marian Young
Endochondral bone development and regeneration relies on activation and proliferation of periosteum derived cells (PDCs). Biglycan (Bgn), an extracellular