Deriving nucleus pulposus progenitors to facilitate vertebral joint repair


Grant Data
Project Title
Deriving nucleus pulposus progenitors to facilitate vertebral joint repair
Principal Investigator
Dr Leung, Victor Yu Leong   (Principal investigator)
Co-Investigator(s)
Professor Chan Danny   (Co-Investigator)
Dr Wang John Junwen   (Co-Investigator)
Dr Sakai Daisuke   (Co-Investigator)
Duration
36
Start Date
2015-12-01
Completion Date
2018-11-30
Amount
814907
Conference Title
Presentation Title
Keywords
Intervertebral disc, Tissue engineering, Mesenchymal stem cells, Disc progenitors
Discipline
Biomedical Engineering
Panel
Biology and Medicine (M)
Sponsor
RGC General Research Fund (GRF)
HKU Project Code
17126615
Grant Type
General Research Fund (GRF)
Funding Year
2015/2016
Status
On-going
Objectives
2 To identify the involved MSC sub-populations and assess the phenotype resulted from the MICCI-based differentiation 3 To test the functional capacity of MICCI-derived cells in NP repair and alleviating IVD degeneration