Tissue Engineering


Tissue Engineering is a multidisciplinary field that applies the principles of engineering, material science, biology, and medicine toward the development of tissue-mimetic scaffolds that restore, maintain, or improve tissue function or body organs. While our work is mainly focused on design and fabrication of composites of natural and synthetic biomaterials for tissue regeneration and various medical applications for addressing medical problems, our activities go beyond basic research and include translational research, evaluation, regulation, and GMP production and commercialization of biomaterials technologies and medical devices.

National collaborators:

  • LIU/IKE: Assoc. Prof. Neil Lagali on in vivo characterization of bioengineered cornea.
  • LIU/IMH: Prof. Ebo De Muinck, cardiac patch/stem cells research and teaching collaboration.
  • LIU/IFM: Assoc. Prof. Edwin Jager, Development of Electroactive Fiber Scaffolds for Increased Stem Cell Differentiation.
  • LIU/IKE: Assoc. Profs. Simin Mohseni, research collaboration on Biomaterials as conduit tubes for nerve regeneration.
  • LinkoCare Life Sciences AB, Development and commercialization of bioengineered corneas.

International collaborators:

  • Heli Skottman, Associate Professor, .Academy of Finland, Institute of Biomedical Technology (IBT) at the University of Tampere, Finland, corneal research collaboration on combine induced pluripotent stem cells with biomaterials.
  • Goran Petrovski, Corneal Surgeon and Professor, Center for Eye Research, Department of Ophthalmology, Oslo University Hospital, OUS, Ullevål, Oslo, Norway, Research collaboration on endothelial cell sheets.
  • Eric Thompson, Professor, University of Bergen, Norway. Research collaboration on Ciona Nanocellulose for corneal applications.
  • Namrata Sharma, Professor of Ophthalmology, All India Institute of Medical Sciences, India, testing of bioengineered corneas.
  • Prof. Ramin Salouti, Salouti Eye Clinic and Research Center, Shiraz, Iran, testing of bioengineered corneas.
  • Prof. Mahmoud Jabbarvand, Tehran University of Medical Sciences, Tehran, Iran, testing of bioengineered corneas.


Collaborators within LiU

International collaborators

Ciona Nanocellulose

Ciona Nanocellulose is a consortium of 10 partners from 3 different countries of Norway, Sweden, and China including 5 leading academic centers and 5 innovative companies with expertise in the fields of nanocellulose and biomedical engineering.  One of the main goals of the project is to optimize the use of an alternative marine source of nanocellulose and cellulose, the tunicate, Ciona, towards developing a cost-effective bioengineered cornea.