Volume 90 Issue 2 | p. 33 | Concentrates
Issue Date: January 9, 2012

Blood Vessels Via Special Delivery

Patterned hydrogel stamp containing live cells spurs controlled growth of blood vessels in tissue
Department: Science & Technology
News Channels: Biological SCENE
Keywords: angiogenesis, microvasculature, blood vessel growth, tissue engineering, growth factors, hydrogels

Growing blood vessels in damaged or engineered tissue could soon be as easy as putting a postage stamp on a letter, thanks to researchers at the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign (Adv. Mater., DOI: 10.1002/adma.201103207). The team led by Hyunjoon Kong and Rashid Bashir developed a microchannel-patterned hydrogel stamp that contains living cells. . . .

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