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Team Designs a Bandage That Spurs, Guides Blood Vessel Growth
December 15, 2011
Researchers have developed a bandage that stimulates and directs blood vessel growth on the surface of a wound. The bandage, called a microvascular stamp, contains living cells that deliver growth factors to damaged tissues in a defined pattern. After a week, the pattern of the stamp "is written in blood vessels," the researchers report.
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
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