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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

Measuring Dimensionality of Cell-Scaffold Contacts of Primary Human Bone Marrow Stromal Cells Cultured on Electrospun Fiber Scaffolds

Carl Simon Jr., Peter Bajcsy, Joe Chalfoun, Michael Paul Majurski, Mary C. Brady, Mylene Simon, Nathan Hotaling, Nick Schaub, Allison Horenberg, Piotr Szczypinski, Dongbo Wang, Veronica DeFelice, Soweon Yoon, Stephanie Florczyk
The properties and structure of the cellular microenvironment can influence cell behavior. Sites of cell adhesion to the extracellular matrix (ECM) initiate