Tissue Engineering is rapidly growing as a promising alternative for the repair and regeneration of lost or damaged tissues and organs. Tissue engineering research is multi-disciplinary as it involves the development of new biomaterials, cell sources, and advanced drug/factor delivery strategies. This session will review current state of the art in the development and characterization of tissue engineering constructs. Specific areas to be covered are the use of advanced materials and structures, engineered graft assessment in animal models, and the aspects of functional tissue engineering. This session will cover advances in biomaterials, stem cells and growth factors highlighting importance to the development of tissue engineered strategies/products for tissue and organ repair and regeneration.