Keith A. Gagnon

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Small molecule-based regenerative engineering is emerging as a promising strategy for regenerating bone tissue. Small molecule cAMP analogues have been proposed as novel biofactors for bone repair and regeneration and, while promising, the effect that these small molecules have on angiogenesis, a critical requirement for successful bone regeneration, is(More)
One of the major challenges facing the design of a functional cardiac tissue patch is the perfusion and adequate delivery of nutrients to metabolically active cells in the construct. Using computational modeling for fluid flow optimization, BioMEMS technology was used to design a branched microvascular network in a thin fibrin scaffold. The branched network(More)
Clinicians and scientists working in the field of regenerative engineering are actively investigating a wide range of methods to promote musculoskeletal tissue regeneration. Small-molecule-mediated tissue regeneration is emerging as a promising strategy for regenerating various musculoskeletal tissues and a large number of small-molecule compounds have been(More)
A challenge for the design of scaffolds in tissue engineering is to determine a terminal sterilization method that will retain the structural and biochemical properties of the materials. Since commonly used heat and ionizing energy-based sterilization methods have been shown to alter the material properties of protein-based scaffolds, the effects of ethanol(More)
The efficacy of clinical islet transplantation has been demonstrated with autografts, and although islet allografts have established insulin independence in a small number of IDDM patients, the treatment is confounded by the necessity of immunosuppression. the lack of donor tissue, and recurring islet immunogenicity. These limitations underscore a need to(More)
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