Bone tissue engineering

Bone tissue engineering image

Incidences of bone disorders constitute a significant economic burden to societies globally. In the United States alone,over $213 billion is the total annual cost (direct and indirect) of treating the estimated 126.6 million people affected by musculoskeletal disorders. Unfortunately, with an increasingly obese and aging population, this trend is expected to continue further. Current approaches for replacing the damaged bone tissues include the use of bone grafts (ie, auto-grafts or allografts). However, these methods have several shortcomings, limited availability, and risk of disease transmission. To address those disadvantages, bone tissue engineering has emerged as an alternative regenerative strategy.

Prof. Voronov’s group has done extensive work at the interface of cutting-edge artificial bone culturing experiments, advanced biomedical imaging and supercomputer fluid simulations.

Selected Publications

Numerical Accuracy Comparison of Two Boundary Conditions Commonly used to Approximate Shear Stress Distributions in Tissue Engineering Scaffolds Cultured under Flow Perfusion.
Mar 2018.
International Journal for Numerical Methods in Biomedical Engineering. Olufemi E. Kadri, Cortes Williams, Vassilios I Sikavitsas, Roman Voronov.

Computational modeling of flow-induced shear stresses within 3D salt-leached porous scaffolds imaged via micro-CT
R Voronov, S VanGordon, VI Sikavitsas, DV Papavassiliou
Journal of biomechanics 43 (7), 1279-1286

Effects of scaffold architecture on preosteoblastic cultures under continuous fluid shear
SB VanGordon, RS Voronov, TB Blue, RL Shambaugh, DV Papavassiliou, …
Industrial & engineering chemistry research 50 (2), 620-629