3D-printed regenerative patches for cardiac repair

Written by Georgi Makin

3D-printed regenerative patches for cardiac repair

In a world first, a collaborative team of scientists from Hong Kong and South Korea has 3D printed regenerative patches to promote healing of damaged cardiac tissue. Scientists from City University Hong Kong (Kowloon, Hong Kong) have collaborated with experts in South Korea to develop 3D-printed regenerative heart patches to promote healing of cardiac tissue. Described in Science Advances, the collaborative team has utilized a novel strategy called ‘in vivo priming’ to ‘train’ stem cells to maintain integrity following implantation. The 3D-printed regenerative patches, similar to bandages, were loaded with genetically engineered mesenchymal stem cells and 3D printed from a...

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