Sandra Loerakker, Frank Baaijens & Bart Sanders met gedecellulariseerde matrix voor de productie van hartkleppen, BioMedische Technologie, TU Eindhoven

For over fifteen years, scientists have been looking for the golden formula to grow heart valves using body cells. Now a method finally seems to have been found. It creates heart valves that actually continue to do what they are meant to do in the long term: prevent the backflow of blood. Crucial to this is the exact shape of the valves, as discovered by extensive modelling at TU Eindhoven. The results, achieved together with Universität Zürich and Charité Universitätsmedizin Berlin, are described in the journal Science Translational Medicine.

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