Why We Focus on Fat
Subcutaneous fat plays important roles in metabolism, inflammation or even regeneration. The tissue has a network of many cells and tissues, communicating by secreting soluble factors throughout our body. Unfortunately, fat aging, decrease of its function, starts from 40 years old!
The above findings spark an idea that fat can be engineered as a “therapeutic engine”. In one example, the adipose can be exploited to produce protein drugs in our body as this tissue is a secretion expert. In other example, we can therapeutically improve the fat function to cure or prevent age-related dysfunctions.
We are developing technologies to enable such therapeutic approaches.