Ihr Ansprechpartner
Dr. Christopher Shipp
immunology on surfaces

Tel: 07121 51530-809

Immunology at interfaces

Our group is engaged in the development and improvement of regenerative therapies for musculoskeletal tissues (cartilage, intervertebral disc, and bone). We focus on cellular aspects during biomaterial development, cell-matrix-interactions and the testing of biomaterials. We are also interested in the development of validated methods for quality control of cell-based medicinal products and the definition of prognostic biomarkers.

Techniques, methods, equipment

Primary cell cultures (chondrocytes, osteoblasts, mesenchymal stem cells) and in vitro differentiation
•    Organo-typical culture models, e.g. explant cultures
•    In vitro and in vivo models for examination of cell-based biomaterials
•    Various biochemical, molecular biological, and immunological analysis
•    FACS analytics
•    Histology


•    Biomaterial testing (e.g. cytotoxicity, cell adhäsion, celular reactions)
•    In vitro cell cultures for testing of bio-active substances, e.g bioactivity of growth factors
•    Histological examinations


Health area REGiNA (application centre for regenerative medicine between Neckar-Alb and Stuttgart)
Academic partners:
Universities of Heidelberg, Ulm, Tübingen, Reutlingen