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Prosthetic heart valves, due to the continuous stress they’re subjected to, have a limited lifetime and may even require replacement once worn out. The problem is that after implantation the patients who wear these valves don’t get any younger, but… Read more →
A UK cardiologist has become the first in the country to implant a hairpin-thin wireless heart monitor that routinely updates doctors on a patient’s status. The Reveal LINQ device, engineered by Hertfordshire-based company Medtronic and designed to investigate irregular heartbeats… Read more →
Neovasc (Richmond, British Columbia) has announced that its still investigational Tiara transcatheter mitral valve prosthesis has been implanted in a human patient for the first time. The device was designed specifically to treat mitral regurgitation. Once implanted, it’s made to… Read more →
In a north London hospital, scientists are growing noses, ears and blood vessels in a bold attempt to make body parts in the laboratory.
It’s far from the only lab in the world that is pursuing the futuristic idea of… Read more →
Cell electrospinning is an unrivalled technology for building 3D structures that mimic native tissue.
Functional synthetic tissues are used for repair, replacement and rejuvenation of damaged or ageing tissues and organs. Historically, scaffolds have been used as substrates on which cells are seeded… Read more »