The latest news in Stem Cells Transplant is the growing, harvesting and installation of a full wind pipe into a Swedish patient. Apparently no rejection has occurred, and the patient is doing well.
Stem Cells and Scaffolds
Scaffolding was used as a framework for the Stem Cells to grow around and form the Trachea implant. The Scaffold is made of muscle and cartilage. Apparently it only took two days to grow the Windpipe implant using highly controversial Stem Cells, the new tissue is fully formed around the scaffolding.
The patient had cancer of the windpipe, and another person who was doomed to die, is now expected to live a full and fruitful life.
The windpipe is 4-5 inches long hollow tube that leads to the lungs. A test version was first modeled with plastic like materials, to assure a good fit for the patient.
Future Looks Bright for Growing Organs Using Stem Cell Technology
This is really a fantastic breakthrough in Stem Cells Transplants, and the future looks bright for the the growing and harvesting of human organs.