The decision was supported by the Society for Biomaterials and Artificial Organs, India (SBAOI), Society for Tissue Engineering and Regenerative Medicine, India (STERMI) and Asia Pacific Society for Artificial Organs (APSAO).
We are not therapeutic nihilists, nor do we lack appreciation for the impressive medical, surgical, and technological progress that has been made with transplants and artificial organs over the course of the past three decades, or just in the past ten years.
The artificial organ uses blood stem cells to create "artificial thymic organoids," capable of producing specialized T cells that can detect a large scope of viruses yet operate similar to normal, naturally created human cells.
The Nagasaki University School of Medicine ethics committee has approved a plan to conduct research on an artificial liver made with human liver cells to prepare for Japan's first clinical test involving an artificial organ in the treatment of acute liver failure.
Frost & Sullivan, Mountain View, CA, an international marketing and consulting and training company, has published a report which predicts the market potential for animal and artificial organ transplants is expected to be worth more than $10 annually by the year 2005.