A Study to Develop Processes for Tissue Growth for Use in Reconstruction Surgeries


  • Study type

  • Study IDs

  • Describes the nature of a clinical study. Types include:

    • Observational study — observes people and measures outcomes without affecting results.
    • Interventional study (clinical trial) — studies new tests, treatments, drugs, surgical procedures or devices.
    • Medical records research — uses historical information collected from medical records of large groups of people to study how diseases progress and which treatments and surgeries work best.
  • Site IRB
    • Scottsdale/Phoenix, Arizona: 14-001804
    Sponsor Protocol Number: 14-001804

About this study

The purpose of this study is to develop the procedures for the growth of specific cells and tissues needed for reconstruction surgeries of the head and neck using the waste tissues of other surgeries.

Participation eligibility

Participant eligibility includes age, gender, type and stage of disease, and previous treatments or health concerns. Guidelines differ from study to study, and identify who can or cannot participate. If you need assistance understanding the eligibility criteria, please contact the study team.

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Inclusion Criteria

  • Men and women
  • undergoing abdominal liposuction or a head and neck surgical procedure
  • Ages:
    • Liposuction – 18-50 years
    • Head and Neck – 18-70 years


Exclusion Criteria

  • Anyone not meeting inclusion criteria
  • Pregnant women do not typically undergo the above procedures and are excluded as such (if deemed medically appropriate for surgery, pregnancy itself is not an exclusion criteria)

Participating Mayo Clinic locations

Study statuses change often. Please contact us for help.

Mayo Clinic Location Status Contact

Scottsdale/Phoenix, Ariz.

Mayo Clinic principal investigator

David Lott, M.D.

Open for enrollment

Contact information:

Yourka Tchoukalova M.S., Ph.D.




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