Opendata, web and dolomites


Engineered Capillary Beds for Successful Prevascularization of Tissue Engineering Constructs

Total Cost €


EC-Contrib. €






 CapBed project word cloud

Explore the words cloud of the CapBed project. It provides you a very rough idea of what is the project "CapBed" about.

time    capbed    vascular    solution    scientific    populations    body    blood    innovative    capillary    mimic    none    integrate    photoablation    fraction    circulation    fluid    technologies    organs    listed    cells    ing    survival    bed    demand    disruptive    simultaneously    flow    techniques    vessels    irrigation    matrix    engineer    massive    strategy    beds    suffering    millions    microfluidics    edge    first    laser    hold    prevascularization    thousands    tissue    3d    people    correct    potential    sheets    engineering    elusive    suitable    cell    capillaries    tissues    fabricate    printing    adipose    anastomosed    prime    engineered    fast    economical    reached    human    vitro    perfusion    death    suggests    prevascularize    yielded    inability    donated    micropatterned    medical    angiogenic    outnumbers    patient    collagen    fabrication    irrigate    termed    virtually    structure    tools    axis    intricate    functional    cutting    dynamic    stromal    network    levels    rendering    proposing    vastly    transplantation    assure    supply   

Project "CapBed" data sheet

The following table provides information about the project.


Organization address
address: LARGO DO PACO
city: BRAGA
postcode: 4704 553

contact info
title: n.a.
name: n.a.
surname: n.a.
function: n.a.
email: n.a.
telephone: n.a.
fax: n.a.

 Coordinator Country Portugal [PT]
 Total cost 1˙499˙940 €
 EC max contribution 1˙499˙940 € (100%)
 Programme 1. H2020-EU.1.1. (EXCELLENT SCIENCE - European Research Council (ERC))
 Code Call ERC-2018-STG
 Funding Scheme ERC-STG
 Starting year 2018
 Duration (year-month-day) from 2018-11-01   to  2023-10-31


Take a look of project's partnership.

# participants  country  role  EC contrib. [€] 
1    UNIVERSIDADE DO MINHO PT (BRAGA) coordinator 1˙499˙940.00


 Project objective

The demand for donated organs vastly outnumbers the supply, leading each year to the death of thousands of people and the suffering of millions more. Engineered tissues and organs following Tissue Engineering approaches are a possible solution to this problem. However, a prevascularization solution to irrigate complex engineered tissues and assure their survival after transplantation is currently elusive. In the human body, complex organs and tissues irrigation is achieved by a network of blood vessels termed capillary bed which suggests such a structure is needed in engineered tissues. Previous approaches to engineer capillary beds reached different levels of success but none yielded a fully functional one due to the inability in simultaneously addressing key elements such as correct angiogenic cell populations, a suitable matrix and dynamic conditions that mimic blood flow. CapBed aims at proposing a new technology to fabricate in vitro capillary beds that include a vascular axis that can be anastomosed with a patient circulation. Such capillary beds could be used as prime tools to prevascularize in vitro engineered tissues and provide fast perfusion of those after transplantation to a patient. Cutting edge techniques will be for the first time integrated in a disruptive approach to address the requirements listed above. Angiogenic cell sheets of human Adipose-derived Stromal Vascular fraction cells will provide the cell populations that integrate the capillaries and manage its intricate formation, as well as the collagen required to build the matrix that will hold the capillary beds. Innovative fabrication technologies such as 3D printing and laser photoablation will be used for the fabrication of the micropatterned matrix that will allow fluid flow through microfluidics. The resulting functional capillary beds can be used with virtually every tissue engineering strategy rendering the proposed strategy with massive economical, scientific and medical potential

Are you the coordinator (or a participant) of this project? Plaese send me more information about the "CAPBED" project.

For instance: the website url (it has not provided by EU-opendata yet), the logo, a more detailed description of the project (in plain text as a rtf file or a word file), some pictures (as picture files, not embedded into any word file), twitter account, linkedin page, etc.

Send me an  email ( and I put them in your project's page as son as possible.

Thanks. And then put a link of this page into your project's website.

The information about "CAPBED" are provided by the European Opendata Portal: CORDIS opendata.

More projects from the same programme (H2020-EU.1.1.)

EVOMENS (2020)

The evolution of menstruation in primates

Read More  

InsideChromatin (2019)

Towards Realistic Modelling of Nucleosome Organization Inside Functional Chromatin Domains

Read More  


The Mass Politics of Disintegration

Read More