Monday, April 7, 2014
National Kidney Conference 2014
Recycle Me was attending the Conference and we ALL was absolutely AMAZED by Suchitra Sumitran-Holgerssons Laboratory for Transplantation and Regenerative medicine at Sahlgrenska Academy research about Re Designing and Recycling human organs! The possibilities are almost science fiction liked!
Suchitra gave us an insight into her exciting world with the ”Tissue-engineering of new organs and tissues using nature’s own scaffolds”.
She also explained how they wash organs to get the organ absolutely free from cells and DNA, they then takes the patient in need of a new organ DNA and "clone" it with the “new” organ. In this way they prevent the patient’s body to reject the new organ and much less medication is then needed.
Last spring Professor Suchitra Sumitran-Holgersson with her team at Gothenburg University made a unique transplantation of a vein, produced by the patient's stem cells. For Suchitra this marks the beginning of a new and exciting era in which medical boundaries are being redefined and re-use of organs gives hope and life to many.
Tissue-engineered biocompatible tissues or organs using recipient’s autologous stem cells will be a major breakthrough in regenerative medicine and may help solve the organ shortage.
Read more about vein transplant in this article: http://abcnews.go.com/Health/lab-grown-vein-transplanted-10-year-girl/story?id=16561193
Hopefully we will get the chance to tell you more about this very exciting tissue-engineering!