A subset of BME’s cardiovascular engineering faculty seek to apply engineering tools and analyses to understand the design rules by which the cardiovascular system develops and functions. Others seek to exploit this type of fundamental understanding to create functional vessel replacements across length scales (i.e. from capillaries to large vessels) using cell and material-based strategies.
- Re-vascularization therapies for treatment of ischemic conditions
- Wound Healing
- Vascularization of engineered tissues, especially bone and cardiac muscle