Selected Projects Since 2004
California Institute for Regenerative Medicine Project (2015 – 2018). Development of clinical grade extracorporeal liver support system with human induced pluripotent stem cell-derived hepatic cells. Partners: University of Southern California, USA and the Medical Faculty Charité of the Berlin Universities, Germany
The ATHENA Project (2012 – 2016). Multinational project supported by the US Defense Thread Reduction Agency on the development of a "Desk Top Human" for drug and toxic agent screening. Partners: the Los Alamos National Laboratory (LANL), the Vanderbilt Institute and the Berlin Charité consortium for miniaturized artificial organ reconstruction.
D-Liver: ICT-enabled, cellular artificial liver system incorporating personalized patient management and support 2011 – 2015. Multinational Project sponsored by the European Commission. Partners: University of Newcastle, CEA-Leti, Grenoble, CSEM Centre Suisse d'Electronoque et de Microtechnique, Fraunhofer Gesellschaft Germany, St. Ingbert, Stiftelsen Sintef, Norway, Charité – Medical Faculty of the Berlin Universities – Dept. of Experimental Surgery.
Use of Innovative Hollow Fiber Capillaries in Wound Management 2011 – 2014. Research project sponsored by the German Government (BMBF). Partners: Membrana GmbH, Wuppertal, Charité Experimental Surgery, Excorlab GmbH.
DARPA project, "Continuous Red Blood Cell Production" 2010 – 2011. SCS as an R&D partner and supplier of a perfusion bioreactor to culture red blood cells. Partners: Celgene USA, The Automation Partnership, University of Pittsburgh, Mc Gowan Institute for Regenerative Medicine, Pittsburgh, PA.
Use of growth factors in wound treatment 2008 – 2009
Hybrid Tissue Technology in Burn Treatment and Transplantation Medicine 2001 – 2005
Liver Support Therapy with Immortalized Human Liver Cells 1999 – 2004. Research project funded by German Government (BMBF). Partners: Hepavec AG and Charité Experimental Surgery, Berlin, University of Bielefeld, University of Rostock.