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Polymer vessel

A polymer vessel, which can become an artificial blood vessel, is flushed with cellmedium.

Credit: Fraunhofer IGB

Researchers have been working at growing tissue and organs in the laboratory for a long time. These days, tissue engineering enables us to build up artificial tissue, although science still hasn’t been successful with larger organs. Now, researchers at Fraunhofer are applying new techniques and materials to come up with artificial blood vessels in their BioRap project that will be able to supply artificial tissue and maybe even complex organs in future.

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