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2 Tissue Engineering

The first lab we designed in collaboration with Labster was the Tissue Engineering Lab with Prof. M. Zenobi-Wong. We started in June 2015, and tested the lab in December with 150 students. It has been in use since then. If you haven’t yet, read more about it in our blog post.



Lab Description

About the Tissue Engineering Virtual Lab Simulation

In the Tissue Engineering simulation, you will help a sports physician repair an athlete’s damaged articular cartilage. During your quest, you will learn the principle of hydrogel synthesis and its application in regenerative medicine. Will you manage to produce a suitable hydrogel to replace the damaged cartilage?

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Help a sports physician repair an athlete’s damaged articular cartilage.

Techniques In Lab

  • Ionic crosslinking
  • Radical crosslinking
  • Michael addition crosslinking
  • Enzymatic crosslinking
  • Rheology

Learning Objectives

At the end of this simulation, you will be able to…

  • Explain the basic principle of tissue engineering
  • Describe articular cartilage injuries and select its treatment using hydrogels
  • Define the types of crosslinking to synthesis hydrogels:
    • Radical crosslinking
    • Ionic crosslinking
    • Enzymatic crosslinking
    • Michael addition crosslinking
  • Analyze the synthesized hydrogels’ mechanical properties using rheology.


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