Nanotechnology, Scaffolds, Tissue Engineering and Organ Transplantation

On July 7, 2011, University College London made an announcement of an breakthrough which is an historic landmark in the field of nanotechnology in tissue engineering: surgeons in Sweden have successfully implanted, for the first time ever, a totally synthetic, tissue-engineered organ (a trachea) into a patient suffering from a terminal-stage tracheal cancer. A team leaded by Professor Alexander Seifalian (UCL …

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