To promote the development and translation of eye tissue engineering study in China

Authors: Liu Zuguo,  Liu Jing

DOI: 10.3760/cma.j.issn.2095-0160.2016.09.001
Published 2016-09-10
Cite as Chin J Exp Ophthalmol, 2016,34(9): 769-772.

Abstract

Eye tissue engineering is a new direction of scientific research.It applies body tissues, cells or scaffolds with specific biological activities in vitro or in vivo to construct ocular tissues or organs in order to promote and improve the ocular physical functions by maintaining, repairing and inducing tissue regeneration.With the increase of aging population and average life expectancy, eye tissue engineering and regenerative medicine will become an important researching area of ophthalmology, and its relevant products and technologies can become a platform for future alternative medical equipment applications in ophthalmology.Greater efforts on the basic research and continuous innovation of eye tissue engineering technologies in China, including translational medicine from basic research to industrial production and medical applications, will significantly build up the foundation of eye tissue engineering industry in China and greatly improve its competitiveness in international medical marketing, and these research achivements will provide new power for the development of ophthalmology in China.

Key words:

Tissue engineering, ocular/methods; Basic research; Translational medical research; Industrial development

Contributor Information

Liu Zuguo
Fujian Key Laboratory of Ophthalmology and Visual Science, Eye Institute of Xiamen University, Xiamen University Affiliated to Xiamen Eye Center, Xiamen 361102, China
Liu Jing
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