Tissue Engineering


Head of Department:
Prof. Dr. med. Dr. h. c. Heinrich Iro


Modern therapy options provide a chance for the cure of tissue damage by tissue regeneration. This is already possible for skin tissue in cases of large-scale burns. So far, autologous skin cells can be cultivated in vitro developing two-dimensional cell structures, due to the gravitation, which can already be used as functional skin grafts. The utilization of nanotechnology could facilitate the expansion of this approach on the higher order, three-dimensional tissue structures. Autologous cells will be loaded with magnetic nanoparticles and can be arranged to form complex cellular structures, within a magnetic field in a sterile manner, without affecting cellular properties. Preliminary data already show that pipe-shaped scaffolds can be colonized with endothelial cells by the use of this technique. This offers the basis for the engineering of functional vessels and is a clear evidence for the use of nanotechnology within tissue engineering.

Leadership and Contact



Publications can be reviewd on PubMed .


Potenziale der Nanomedizin
Europaabgeordnete Monika Hohlmeier
besucht SEON

Erlangen soll Leuchtturm werden
Oberbürgermeister Florian Janik sagt
Unterstützung zu

First poster award: Dr. Ralf Friedrich
16th Ferrofluid-Workshop 2017, Dresden, Germany

Second poster award: Dr. Marina Pöttler
10th International Conference CLINAM 2017, Basel, Switzerland


Forschung mit anziehender Wirkung
Manfred-Roth-Stiftung unterstützt SEON-Turmorforschung der HNO-Klinik mit 50.000 Euro

Physik-Nobelpreisträger Prof. Dr. Gerd Binnig zu Gast in der HNO-Klinik

Donations account

Forschungsstiftung Medizin at the University Hospital of Erlangen

Sparkasse Erlangen
IBAN: DE 69 76350000 0000062000
Intended use:
Nanomedizin Prof. Alexiou

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