Biological Patches Developed at MU

Mar 11th, 2014 | By | Category: CMP in the News
Veterinary Medicine doctoral candidate Allison Ostdiek

College of Veterinary Medicine doctoral candidate Allison Ostdiek is working with grant to develop the biological patches. Photo courtesy of the College of Veterinary Medicine

Modified vascular tissue patches developed in a bioengineering lab at Mizzou and implanted into pigs showed better integration than existing commercially available biological patches. The results have potential to improve such material currently being used in human surgical procedures.

The biological patches, constructed from arterial tissue, were “decellularized,” removing the DNA components but leaving behind the cellular framework. Gold nanoparticles, which have been shown to have such positive effects as encouraging cell growth, reducing bacterial growth and preventing inflammation, are then added.

To read the whole article, courtesy of MU’s Engineering Department, use the link below:

http://engineering.missouri.edu/2013/12/biological-patches-may-treat-diseased-blood-vessels/

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