Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute
Tânia Baltazar, Jonathan Merola, Carolina Catarino, et al.
This combination of key elements enabled the cells to start communicating and more importantly begin forming a biologically relevant vascular structure within the span of a few weeks. With blood vessels beginning to form, nutrients and waste can be exchanged keeping the graft alive. Furthermore, the groups significant development highlights the vast potential of 3D bioprinting in precision medicine, where solutions can be tailored to specific situations.
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Tânia Baltazar, Jonathan Merola, Carolina Catarino, Catherine B. Xie, Nancy C. Kirkiles-Smith, Vivian Lee, Stephanie Hotta, Guohao Dai, Xiaowei Xu, Frederico C. Ferreira, W. Mark Saltzman, Jordan S. Pober, and Pankaj Karande.Tissue Engineering Part A.Mar 2020.227-238.http://doi.org/10.1089/ten.tea.2019.0201