Cytograft's New Lifeline for Vascular Surgery
This article was originally published in Start Up
The creation of durable vascular grafts has been a tantalizing objective for multitudes of companies and research efforts that have applied all the disciplines of medical science to it: tissue engineering, cell-therapies, biomaterials, drugs, and combinations of all of those technologies, but without much success. The complexities of creating a functional structure with biological properties has foiled many a research effort. But now Cytograft Tissue Engineering has a new take on tissue engineering. Cytograft produces a living conduit with the handling properties of a native vessel, built exclusively from the patient's own cells. Unlike previous approaches, Cytograft's Lifeline vascular graft does not require synthetic materials or exogenous scaffolds.
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