Engineering for Regenerative Medicine

Regenerative Medicine is considered the foremost multidisciplinary frontier arena of sciences and technologies that together aim at processes for replacing or regenerating human cells, tissues or organs to restore or establish normal functions. Engineering aspects, methodologies and technologies indeed play a central role in this research area, which holds the promises of engineering damaged tissues and organs, via stimulating the body’s own repair mechanisms to functionally heal previously irreparable tissues or organs, also applying controlled drug delivery systems.

Following current research activities performed on these topics by the SUPSI staff involved in the MRU, this study theme will allow the master students to complement their engineering background not only with advanced technological insights but also with key notions in biology, tissue engineering, medical devices development, regulatory aspects and finally also bioethics. A wide choice of complementary ground courses will also be available, ranging from micro and nano technologies, to mechatronics and controls, to materials and surface chemistry. A dedicated 90ECTs path will follow, addressing a balanced combination of specific topics that will allow the student to possess the basis principles of regenerative medicine and tissue engineering. The completion of the study itinerary with be achieved with a semester project and the final thesis work. Students involved in this priority theme will acquire theoretical and practical knowledge on:

  •     Biology for engineers, bioethics and regulatory affairs.
  •     Transport phenomena, biochemistry and biomaterials.
  •     Micropositioning, precision systems and applied medical devices.
  •     Tissue engineering principles, scaffolds and bioreactors.

Specialization in MSE: Industrial Technologies.