The first synthetic trachea with patient’s own cells transplant – how it was made

by Alexey Bersenev on July 11, 2011 · 0 comments

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Last week’s news about the first synthetic engineered trachea transplantation, made a huge buzz in mass media. International team, led by Paolo Macchiarini performed the first transplant of tissue engineered trachea, made of personalized synthetic scaffold and seeded patient’s own bone marrow cells. It still unclear to me, what kind of cells were seeded in the scaffold and how long they will last. So, I’d not rush with “stem cell” hype.

From many mass media sources, which reported this news, I’ve picked 3 for you. I hope you can appreciate the achievement and get a sense of how it was made.

read: Karolinska Instituten press-release
listen: NPR podcast

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