Tissue engineered Texiles: behind the scenes

This film is a behind the scenes look at ongoing research taking place at the Tissue Engineering & Biophotonics department at Kings College, London. It showcases the some of the processes involved in the current Tissue Engineered Textiles research, which is concerned with using traditional textile techniques to create new scaffolds to grow cells over.   The reason hand textile techniques, such as lace making and embroidery, are being used is for their ability to create a large variety of structures that can control the orientation of cell growth.     

The overarching aim of the work is to contribute to regenerative medicine research as well as exploring the possibility of how we might be able to grow future fashion and textiles in years to come.

The film was directed, filmed & edited by Ann-Kristin Abel