Unit Description

The Tissue Engineering Unit is focused on the establishment of in vitro human cell lines for bio-engineering and tissue/organ design with therapeutic purposes.

Its main objectives are:

  • The implementation and operation of a technological platform for the
    development of protocols and/or products through in vitro growth and
    culture of human cells with the aim of establishing different protocols of
    clinic appliance for the treatment of degenerative conditions. (Cell therapy)
  • Research and development of in vitro organs through bio-engineering, bio-
    design and tissue engineering via the use of technological platforms in
    culture and growth of human cells.
  •  Founding of a cell bank of mesenchymal stem cells (MSC) for donation,
    with the purpose of conducting clinical essays through the implementations
    and transplant of MSC.
  • To strengthen the research and education system of the Autonomous
    University of Nuevo León, founding new bio-medical research areas in the
    field of Regenerative Medicine and Tissue Engineering.

Unit Chief

MD Eduardo Alvaro Galue

E-mail: eduardo.alvarog@uanl.mx

Phone Number: +52(81) 1340 4370 ext. 1716

Unit ongoing pojects:

  • Bio-design and generation of dermic substitutes via in vitro cultivation of
    stem cells.
  • Founding of in vitro tissue engineering cartilage models via in vitro
    cultivation of stem cells.
  • Tissue bio-engineering of the human cornea.
  • Founding and development of biomaterial for the generation and cultivation
    of tissue.

Services:

Development of models, protocols, and standardization of cell lines for research.
Cryopreservation of human cells.

 

Linkage:

Establishment and collaboration with the Burn Victims Unit of the University
Hospital.
Establishment and collaboration with Traumatology and Orthopedics.
Collaboration with Bone Donor Banks.

The unit currently has:
ISO-6 classed pharmaceutical room for the cultivation of in vitro human cells with
therapeutic purposes.
Cryobank for cryopreservation of human cells.
Infrastructure and equipment necessary for processing of the aforementioned.

• Roman S, Agil A, Peran M, Alvaro-Galue E, Ruiz-Ojeda FJ, Fernández-Vázquez G, Marchal JA. Brown adipose tissue and novel therapeutic approaches to treat metabolic disorders. Transl Res. 2015 Apr;165(4):464-479.

• Cristina Velasquillo, Eduardo A. Galue, Lourdes Rodriquez, Clemente Ibarra, L. Guillermo Ibarra-Ibarra. Skin 3D Bioprinting. Applications in Cosmetology. Journal of Cosmetics,Dermatological Sciences and Applications, 2013, 3, 85-89

Services

Services:

Development of models, protocols, and standardization of cell lines for research.
Cryopreservation of human cells.

 

Linkage:

Establishment and collaboration with the Burn Victims Unit of the University
Hospital.
Establishment and collaboration with Traumatology and Orthopedics.
Collaboration with Bone Donor Banks.

Infrastructure

The unit currently has:
ISO-6 classed pharmaceutical room for the cultivation of in vitro human cells with
therapeutic purposes.
Cryobank for cryopreservation of human cells.
Infrastructure and equipment necessary for processing of the aforementioned.

Unit Personnel
Publishing

• Roman S, Agil A, Peran M, Alvaro-Galue E, Ruiz-Ojeda FJ, Fernández-Vázquez G, Marchal JA. Brown adipose tissue and novel therapeutic approaches to treat metabolic disorders. Transl Res. 2015 Apr;165(4):464-479.

• Cristina Velasquillo, Eduardo A. Galue, Lourdes Rodriquez, Clemente Ibarra, L. Guillermo Ibarra-Ibarra. Skin 3D Bioprinting. Applications in Cosmetology. Journal of Cosmetics,Dermatological Sciences and Applications, 2013, 3, 85-89