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.