SASTRA Joins US Varsity's Study on Limbs

Published: 19th November 2015 05:28 AM  |   Last Updated: 19th November 2015 05:28 AM   |  A+A-

THANJAVUR: SASTRA University will be part of a collaborative research with US universities to regenerate a joint in seven years and a limb in 15 years in what has come to be known as the Hartford Engineering A Limb (HEAL) project.

The project is run by the University of Connecticut’s Health Institute of Regenerative Engineering.

The research under the leadership of the Institute’s founder-director Dr Cato Laurencin, a medical doctor with a Ph.D. in biochemical engineering and biotechnology, will involve researchers from Harvard, Columbia, University of California Irvine and SASTRA University.

S Swaminathan, the lead investigator at SASTRA for the HEAL project  said in an official release, “It is a convergence of research ideas in an area of next generation transformational healthcare. It reinforces the acceptance of CeNTAB’s previous work on skin regeneration for which a patent has been filed”. He added it is his dream  project under the supervision of Dr Laurencin.

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