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NSF's Experimental Program to Stimulate Competitive Research (EPSCoR) South Carolina ...

April 14, 2010
NSF's Experimental Program to Stimulate Competitive Research (EPSCoR) South Carolina Cooperative Agreement at Clemson University has established a strong collaborative research effort in materials-based biotechnology. One of the goals of the program is to design new material surfaces and bioactive synthetic protein mimetic molecules. Applications include the development of novel materials for tissue engineering, implant devices, and drug and drug delivery system design.

One of the researchers working under the South Carolina EPSCoR program is Dr. Karen Burg. Pictured here is one of Dr. Burg's M.S. students, Kelly Renshaw, who is working on a project to grow cells that will later combine with a degradable plastic material. The material on and in which the cells are grown is designed to house and deliver cells to a damaged site and subsequently, to degrade while the delivered cells grow to form replacement tissue. The focus of this particular study is to create lost tissue for women who have experienced breast cancer.


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