IGEM:Virginia/2009/Notebook

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Our Project

We're engineering a genetic circuit in yeast to accelerate human wound-healing with the goal of preventing dangerous infection which is often exacerbated in chronic or slow-healing wounds. We hope to accomplish this by locally expressing a set of growth factors associated with accelerated healing in a time-dependent fashion by microorganisms at the wound site. Over the course of the project, we’re contributing four parts to the registry: a biobrick-compatible yeast plasmid backbone, VEGF, and PDGF-B.

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