“Lab-made organ implanted for first time”

“(CNN) — For the first time, a patient has received a synthetic windpipe that was created in a lab with the patient’s own stem cells and without using human donor tissue, researchers said Thursday.

Previous lab-generated transplants either used a segment of donor windpipe or involved tissue only, not an organ.”
http://www.cnn.com/2011/HEALTH/07/07/trachea.transplant/

Using patient harvested stem cells with a bioengineered scaffold I’ve seen a functioning heart.

That’s amazing. A real milestone.

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