Molecular Medicine

Machens, Hans-Günther

Regenerative Medicine and tissue engineering. Translational Medicine

Our research strategies focus on technologies for improving vascularisation of tissue in vivo and matrices for tissue regeneration (bone, skin, fat, nerves) in vitro. We have developed different approaches including protein-, cell- and biomaterial based technologies in different animal models, especially in rodents. Clinically, we work on GMP-processes to implement our experimental results into clinical practice with protein- and cell-based protocols, including cell-based gene transfer technologies.

Selected publications:

Rejuvenation Res. in press: Recombinant human erythropoietin plays a pivotal role as a topical stem cell activator to reverse effects of damage to the skin in aging and trauma. Bader A and Machens HG

Handchir Mikrochir Plast Chir. 2010 Mar 10. [Epub ahead of print]: Calvarial Reconstruction by Customized Bioactive Implant. Probst FA, Hutmacher DW, Müller DF, Machens HG, Schantz JT.

Biomaterials. 2009 Oct;30 (30):5918-26. The use of glandular-derived stem cells to improve vascularization in scaffold-mediated dermal regeneration. Egana JT, Danner S, Kremer M, Rapoport DH, Lohmeyer JA, Dye JF, Hopfner U, Lavandero S, Kruse C, Machens HG.

Biomaterials. 2009 Feb;30 (5):789-96. The influence of pancreas-derived stem cells on scaffold based skin regeneration. Salem H, Ciba P, Rapoport DH, Egana JT, Reithmayer K, Kadry M, Machens HG, Kruse C.

J Cell Mol Med. 2010 Mar;14 (3):587-99. Non-viral VEGF(165) gene therapy--magnetofection of acoustically active magnetic lipospheres (magnetobubbles) increases tissue survival in an oversized skin flap model. Holzbach T, Vlaskou D, Neshkova I, Konerding MA, Wörtler K, Mykhaylyk O, Gänsbacher B, Machens HG, Plank C, Giunta RE.

Tissue Eng Part A. 2009 May;15 (5):1191-200. Use of human mesenchymal cells to improve vascularization in a mouse model for scaffold-based dermal regeneration. Egana JT, Fierro FA, Krüger S, Bornhäuser M, Huss R, Lavandero S, Machens HG.