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Patients' own cells used to engineer fully personalized tissue implants

12-Nov-2018

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Created a personalized hydrogel from a fatty tissue biopsy.

Implant does not provoke an immune response.

Cellular and a-cellular materials separated from biopsy.

Cells were reprogrammed to become induced pluripotent stem cells.

Currently focused on cardiac implants, researchers plan to regenerate other organs, including intestines and eyes.

The study was published in Advanced Materials.

Growing new organs from patient's own cells would slash the wait times for organ transplants

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Advanced Materials

Scientific journal covering materials science.

Tal Dvir

Professor of Biotechnology Engineering.

Tel Aviv University

Public Research university.