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Unlocking the mystery of corneal healing

University of Texas bioengineers have developed a way to fabricate tiny strands of collagen in the eye
February 14, 2020
David Schmidtke

David Schmidtke holding a microfluidic device that he uses to fabricate tiny strands of collagen. 

New research by bioengineer Dr. David Schmidtke is helping understand how corneal repair cells called keratocytes sometimes result in scarring and blindness. Schmidtke’s team at University of Texas at Dallas have demonstrated a technique in the lab for fabricating tiny strands of collagen called fibrils to facilitate further research on the eye’s repair process.