Engineering Cartilage Constructs using 3D Bioassembly Approach
Articular cartilage has a limited regenerative capacity, and few approaches employed clinically are capable of restoring long-term function. This research is focused on bridging the gap between regenerative medicine and the clinic by developing improved cell therapy strategies and advanced 3D printing scaffold technique for repairing damaged cartilage. This will involve designing and engineering cartilage in the lab by combining patients’ own cells with biomaterials, with the aim to recapitulate the architecture, zonal distribution and intrinsic mechanical properties of native cartilage.
Dr Khoon Lim is a biomedical engineer with specialization in polymer chemistry (PhD awarded 2014). His research focus is on adopting a class of polymers known as hydrogels as tissue engineering matrices for a variety of applications.More About Dr Khoon Lim