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Lab Growing Synthetic Parts for Transplant

Last summer, the first synthetic organ– a windpipe — was grown in laboratory setting and transplanted into a patient. Now, the University College London’s (UCL) Department of Nanotechnology and Regenerative Medicine is taking on another “world first:” growth of a nose.

Warren Pole for the Daily Mail recently got a tour of the lab where he saw the nanotechnology-driven little shop of synthetic human body parts first hand. Led on the tour by Professor Alexander Seifalian, Pole describes seeing a transplant nose and ear growing in “red goo.”

Lab team member Adelola Oseni explains to Pole that while others have tried to tackle synthetic organs before, the material used


Added: May-8-2012 Occurred On: May-8-2012
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