Breakthrough in blood vessel engineering

University of Delaware News Dec 03, 2018

When someone has a deadly disease or sustains a life-threatening injury, a transplant or graft of new tissue may be the best—or only—treatment option. Transplanted organs, skin grafts and other parts need blood vessels to bring oxygen-rich blood their way, but for tissue engineers and regenerative medicine experts, making a functional blood vessel network within large tissues in the laboratory has long been a major challenge.

Now, a research group at the University of Delaware has...

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