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

The objective of this project is the development of a 3D biodegradable matrix allowing the graft of autologous ovarian tissue orisolated follicles in patients with impaired fertility following a gonadotoxic treatment. This biofunctional fibrin-based matrix will limit the follicular loss due to post- transplant ischemic 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.


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

Research centers: Centexbel, UCL, ULg

Contact Patricia Meijers ([email protected]) Baxter R&D Europe


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