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Dipl.-Ing.(FH) Christian GraslPlastics Laboratory & Additive Manufacturing

Center for Medical Physics and Biomedical Engineering
Position: Technical Staff

T +43 1 40400 61430
christian.grasl@meduniwien.ac.at

Further Information

Keywords

Artificial Organs; Biocompatible Materials; Medical 3D-Printing

Research group(s)

  • Additve Manufacturing for Medical Research - M3dRES
  • Cardiovascular Dynamics and Artificial Organs
  • Ludwig Boltzmann Cluster for Cardiovascular Research

Research interests

Development of small diameter vascular grafts:

Electrospinning of vascular prostheses with the aim to mimic the structure and the anisotropic behavior of the native origin. Improvement of the control of the elctrospinning process in order to produce scaffolds with more predictable patterns.

Selected publications

  1. Enayati, M. et al., 2016. Biocompatibility Assessment of a New Biodegradable Vascular Graft via In Vitro Co-culture Approaches and In Vivo Model. Annals of Biomedical Engineering, 44(11), pp.3319-3334. Available at: http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s10439-016-1601-y.
  2. Bergmeister, H. et al., 2015. Biodegradable, thermoplastic polyurethane grafts for small diameter vascular replacements. Acta Biomaterialia, 11, pp.104-113. Available at: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.actbio.2014.09.003.
  3. Grasl, C. et al., 2013. Electrodynamic control of the nanofiber alignment during electrospinning. Applied Physics Letters, 102(5), p.053111. Available at: http://dx.doi.org/10.1063/1.4790632.
  4. Arras, M.M.L. et al., 2012. Electrospinning of aligned fibers with adjustable orientation using auxiliary electrodes. Science and Technology of Advanced Materials, 13(3), p.035008. Available at: http://dx.doi.org/10.1088/1468-6996/13/3/035008.
  5. Grasl, C. et al., 2009. Electrospun polyurethane vascular grafts:In vitromechanical behavior and endothelial adhesion molecule expression. Journal of Biomedical Materials Research Part A, 9999A, p.NA-NA. Available at: http://dx.doi.org/10.1002/jbm.a.32584.