Regenerative Medicine Utrecht

Cardiac progenitor cells

Repairing damaged hearts.

Joost Sluijter

In my research group, we are studying the role of cardiac-derived progenitor cells, called cardiomyocyte progenitor cells (CMPCs), for their use in repair after damage to the heart.

We’re exploring the use of biomaterials, cells, and the secreted vesicles, called exosomes, to further understand cardiac repair mechanisms and thereby improve clinical cell therapy approaches. Additionally, we explore the use of implementing miRNA therapeutics into regenerative medicine and their role for diagnosis of myocardial damage.