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New biomaterial could improve bone grafting

Feb. 25, 2019—A new biomaterial-based bone graft extender created by Vanderbilt and U.S. Army researchers has the potential to improve treatment of critical orthopedic conditions. While a graft using a patient’s own bone  – typically from the pelvis or femur – for re-implantation is considered the standard technique to repair, replace or regenerate bone tissue, limitations exist....

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Guelcher named director of Vanderbilt Center for Bone Biology

Feb. 3, 2017—Scott A. Guelcher, professor of chemical and biomolecular engineering, has been named director of the Vanderbilt Center for Bone Biology housed within the Department of Medicine at Vanderbilt University Medical Center. VCBB investigates diseases of bone and mineral metabolism. Investigators associated with the center study the mechanisms regulating bone remodeling and repair, novel biomaterials for...

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Engineering students to pitch wound healing product at inventors showcase in Silicon Valley

Mar. 14, 2014—Drew Harmata and Jon Page, graduate students working in the laboratory of Scott Guelcher, associate professor of chemical and biomolecular engineering, will pitch their product – a synthetic wound healing foam – to entrepreneurs and guests March 22 at The Tech Museum of Innovation in San Jose, Calif. Harmata and Page are one of 17...

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Biodegradable scaffold may spur wound healing

Dec. 19, 2013—From left, Scott Guelcher, Jeffrey Davidson, Christopher Nelson and Craig Duvall showed that an enzyme-blocking molecule released by a biodegradable scaffold can enhance wound healing in a mouse model. (photo by Susan Urmy) Biomedical and chemical engineers at Vanderbilt University, working with a pathologist, have constructed a sponge-like, biodegradable tissue “scaffold” that releases an enzyme-blocking...

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Students receive national award to help commercialize wound-healing foam

Oct. 2, 2013—  Graduate students Drew Harmata, left, and Jon Page with Professor Scott Guelcher, right. (Anne Rayner / Vanderbilt) A pair of Vanderbilt graduate students has received a national award of $15,000 to pursue the development of an unique synthetic foam as a new treatment for deep skin wounds such as chronic foot ulcers caused by...

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Two Vanderbilt engineering professors receive NSF early career awards

Aug. 6, 2009—  Two assistant professors in the School of Engineering at Vanderbilt University have received prestigious National Science Foundation Faculty Early Career Development (CAREER) Program awards. Scott Guelcher, assistant professor of chemical and biomolecular engineering, will use the NSF CAREER award to study bioactive weight-bearing bone/polymer composites, which are emerging biological products that have the potential...

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