Topic of the Month: May 2015 (Background Information)

Plastics are divided up into thermoplastics, thermosetting plastics and elastomers

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13.11.2017

November 2017: Real plastic hearts

An artificial heart would be an absolute lifesaver for people with cardiac failure. However, to recreate the complex organ in the laboratory, one would first need to work out how to grow multi-layered, living tissues. Researchers have now come one step closer to this goal: by means of a spraying process, they have created functioning muscle fibers a three-dimensional synthetic polymer scaffold.
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