Published in Blood Weekly, July 6th, 2006
Study 1: Transplanted Bioengineered myocardial tissue grafts may improve damaged heart function.
According to a recently published report from Japan, "For the reconstruction of 3-dimensional (3D) tissues, we exploited an original method of tissue engineering that layers individual cell sheets harvested from temperature-responsive culture dishes.
"Stacked cardiomyocyte sheets demonstrated electrical and morphologic communication, resulting in synchronously beating myocardial tissue. When these bioengineered 3D tissue grafts are transplanted...
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