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Nanoengineers 3-D print biomimetic blood vessel networks


March 2, 2017

Nanoengineers at the University of California, San Diego, have 3-D printed a lifelike, functional blood vessel network that could pave the way toward artificial organs and regenerative therapies. The new research addresses one of the biggest challenges in tissue engineering: creating lifelike tissues and organs with functioning vasculature--networks of blood vessels that can transport blood, nutrients, waste and other biological materials--and do so safely when implanted inside the body.Full Story

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