Repair of Heart Tissues from algaeNatural Sciences
Prof. Smadar Cohen
Ben-Gurion University of the Negev
Breakthrough research developing polysaccharide from algae (alginate) and then its design as a material encouraging regeneration and repair of injured organs and tissues.
Material design was inspired by biological principles such as self-assembly and affinity. The research led to novel products for treating heart attacks and repair of both cartilage and bone.