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Tuesday, 12 July 2011

First Time Ever, Patient Gets A New Trachea Made From A Synthetic Scaffold Seeded With His Own Stem Cells

In a recent breakthrough, the first successful transplantation of a synthetic tissue engineered windpipe was performed on a patient suffering from late stage tracheal cancer on June 9th 2011, at the Karolinska University Hospital in Huddinge, Stockholm, by professor Paolo Macchiarini and his colleagues.
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