Ohio company engineers plastic scaffolds for successful implants

08/30/2012

Use of plastic scaffolds seeded with stem cells is no longer strictly stuff of science fiction. The concept has moved from the research lab to human surgeries.

Two American companies developed critical technologies for the world's first and second successful laryngotracheal implants using stem cells taken from the patients' own bone marrow. The patients' bodies accepted the transplants without use of immunosuppressive drugs because the patients' own stem cells were used.
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