Re: MED: Development in Tissue Engineering

From: Robert J. Bradbury (
Date: Sun Jul 23 2000 - 09:21:48 MDT

Greg posted a comment re:

> Artificial skin grows on the scaffold in a matter of days.
> Bioengineers in Japan have now developed support
> materials that could help grow better artificial skin, blood vessels and
> even vital organs

It is worth noting that while this may be an improvement over
existing techniques, several companies (Genzyme Tissue Engineering
comes to mind) have artificial skin available *now* in clinical
treatment situations.

The next real attention grabbers will be in the growth of internal organs.


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