bioartificial

bioartificial

(bī″ō-ăr″tĭ-fĭsh′ăl) [″ + ″]
Composed of both living and manufactured components, typically a collection of cells held within a scaffolding or membrane. Bioartificial organs can be used to assist patients with organ failure (e.g., end-stage heart, kidney, liver, or pancreatic disease).
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Also known as 'human heart-in-a-jar', Novoheart's bioartificial human heart constructs are created using state-of-the-art stem cell and bioengineering approaches, and are utilized by drug developers for accurate preclinical testing as to the effectiveness and safety of new drugs, maximizing the successes in drug discovery whilst minimizing costs and harm caused to patients.
Also known as 'human heart-in-a-jar', Novo-heart's bioartificial human heart constructs are created using state-of-the-art stem cell and bioengineering approaches, and are utilized by drug developers for accurate preclinical testing as to the effectiveness and safety of new drugs, maximizing the successes in drug discovery whilst minimizing costs and harm caused to patients.
Among their topics are developments in using rare earth metal complexes as efficient catalysts for the ring-opening polymerization of cyclic esters used in biomedical applications, recent advances in nanovectors based on bioartificial polymeric materials, natural and synthetic polymers in fabric and home care applications, membrane contactors for carbon dioxide capture processes: a critical review, and applying silver nanoparticles stabilized and/or immobilized by polymer matrices.
Two oxygen-producing compounds, including one that boosts performance in some laundry detergents, might one day play a key role in helping scientists successfully build a bioartificial pancreas in the lab to cure type 1 diabetes.
report on a ring trial of two new variations on in vitro eye irritation testing based on bioartificial equivalents of the human comea.
The strategies and methods of this work could be relevant to the development of other bio-artificial organs, such as a bio-artificial liver or bioartificial pancreas, and organs on chips - such as a kidney on chip, a lung on chip, or a liver on chip.
The bioreactor, developed with Zeeshan Syedain, a senior research associate in Tranquillo's lab, was a key component of developing the bioartificial vessel to be stronger than a native artery so it wouldn't burst in the patient.
These design principles will be applied to make different biomaterials that can be brought to the patient as synthetic extracellular matrix gel-like materials for stem cell incorporation, free-standing membranes for the development of bioartificial kidneys, and microcapsules specifically binding to the deteriorating peritoneal membranes of kidney patients on peritoneal dialysis.
Extracellular matrix scaffold technology for bioartificial pancreas engineering: state of the art and future challenges.
Melton thinks implanting mature cells would allow a bioartificial pancreas to start working right away.
Among his goals is the development of bioartificial tissues and regenerated tissues that behave like natural tissue and reduce scarring when tissues heal.