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.

Stay up to date on all the latest Tamil Nadu news with The New Indian Express App. Download now
(Get the news that matters from New Indian Express on WhatsApp. Click this link and hit 'Click to Subscribe'. Follow the instructions after that.)


Disclaimer : We respect your thoughts and views! But we need to be judicious while moderating your comments. All the comments will be moderated by the editorial. Abstain from posting comments that are obscene, defamatory or inflammatory, and do not indulge in personal attacks. Try to avoid outside hyperlinks inside the comment. Help us delete comments that do not follow these guidelines.

The views expressed in comments published on are those of the comment writers alone. They do not represent the views or opinions of or its staff, nor do they represent the views or opinions of The New Indian Express Group, or any entity of, or affiliated with, The New Indian Express Group. reserves the right to take any or all comments down at any time.

flipboard facebook twitter whatsapp