University of PittsburghMcGowan InstituteCell Net
homewelcomemissiondirectoryclinical resultsfacilitiescellnetcontact

Home / Our Mission

Our Mission

To provide a University of Pittsburgh center of expertise in bioreactor R&D in regenerative medicine, focused on cell production for cell transplantation, regenerative mediator production by cells and extracorporeal use of bioreactors with cells for organ support.

Be in the forefront of multi-compartment bioreactor technology for 3D cell culture by

• studying multiple technology platforms using molecular, cell biological, biotechnological and engineering techniques;
• using bioengineering principles to develop, improve, and evolve our own technology platforms;
• application driven bioreactor and perfusion system development according to cell biology needs for a given application and clinical needs for a given application; and
• establishing strategic collaboration on cell/molecular biology aspects with other groups.

Updated 1-August-2017