The UK Centre for Tissue Engineering (UKCTE) is a research unit in Tissue Engineering and Regenerative
Medicine in the University of Liverpool, Division of Clinical Engineering, School of Clinical Sciences in the
Faculty for Health and Life Sciences.
Mission Statement of the UKCTE:
To extend the base of scientific knowledge
underpins tissue engineering
and to translate
to the development of
products and clinical treatments for
injured and diseased tissues
The research programmes of UKCTE
are funded by the Research Councils (EPSRC, BBSRC, MRC), European Commission and small and major
biomedical industries. The laboratories in Liverpool were a major part of the world-renowned Interdisciplinary
Research Collaboration (IRCol) in Tissue Engineering and received major infrastructure funding through an award by
the Joint Infrastructure fund (JIF).
The major research themes are:
Design and construction of Biomaterials for medical
devices & scaffolds for regenerative medicine;
Cellular and acellular engineering of soft, skeletal
and vascular tissues;
Novel bioreactors for cellular therapies.