“Adipose Derived Products for Metabolic Research – A Tale of Two Hydrogels”, Jeffrey M. Gimble, M.D., Ph.D.

When:
February 27, 2020 @ 11:00 am – 12:00 pm
2020-02-27T11:00:00-05:00
2020-02-27T12:00:00-05:00
Where:
Krembil Research Institute
60 Leonard Avenue
Toronto M5T 0S8 Room 4KD-503
4th Floor

Speaker: Jeffrey M. Gimble, M.D., Ph.D.

Title: Chief Scientific Officer

Institution: Obatala Sciences, Inc

Topic: “Adipose Derived Products for Metabolic Research – A Tale of Two Hydrogels”

• There is a growing demand for access to adipose derived cells and extracellular matrices suitable for in vitro and in vivo applications.
• A three dimensional constructs mimicking the function of intact human tissues and providing a metabolically active microphysiological system as an alternative to in vivo animal models.
• Obatala Sciences in collaboration with University of Pittsburgh and Tulane University, have begun to develop a universal medium compatible with the maintenance of adipogenic, chondrogenic, and osteogenic differentiated cell systems.
• Two different biological scaffolds generated from human blood derived products and adipose tissue, respectively, have been evaluated as hydrogels in the context of human adipose-derived cells adipogenesis and osteogenesis.

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