New Machine Grows Patches of 3D Living Tissue
Imagine a machine that makes layered, substantial patches of engineered tissue- tissue that could be used as grafts for burn victims or vascular patches. Sounds like science fiction? According to researchers at the Univ. of Toronto, it’s a growing possibility.
Along with graduate students from their labs- Lian Leng, Boyang Zhang, and Arianna McAllister- Associate Prof. Axel Guenther of the Department of Mechanical and Industrial Engineering, cross-appointed to the Institute of Biomaterials and Biomedical Engineering (IBBME), and Associate Prof. Milica Radisic, core professor at IBBME and the Department of Chemical Engineering and Applied Chemistry, have invented a new device that may allow for the uniform, large-scale engineering of tissue.
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