Assembly of an artificial ovary combining isolated human ovarian follicles, fibrin and a textile pocket

The objective of this project is to develop a 3D biodegradable matrix to graft an autologous ovarian tissue or isolated follicles in patients with impaired fertility following a gonadotoxic treatment. This biofunctional fibrin-based matrix will limit the follicular loss due to post-transplant ischaemic stress and will help to induce the formation of an extracellular ovarian-like matrix by promoting cell migration, cell proliferation and vascularization. In addition, a biodegradable textile pocket will also be developed to contain the tissue scaffold and to efficiently suture the graft at the implantation site.

Consortium

Companies: Baxter R&D Europe (coordinator), SMI

Universities: UCL, ULg

Research centre: Centexbel

 

Contact:

Patricia Meijers: [email protected]

Website: www.baxter.be