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bioartificial organs

[‚bī·ō‚ard·ə¦fish·əl ′ȯr·gənz]
(medicine)
Devices, used for both short-term and long-term organ replacement, that are designed and manufactured for membrane biocompatibility, diffusion limitations, device retrieval in the event of failure, and mechanical stability.
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However, the high cost associated with artificial organ transplant, especially in the US has further compelled the individuals to visit the less developed countries to get an organ transplant at competitive prices.
Due to their unique and newer characteristics which are similar to skin/ other tissues, these scaffolds would be considered as an alternative option in tissue engineering/ artificial organ development including wound healing biomaterial.
Growing artificial organs might help solve the transplantation shortage, but one major hurdle still exists: it is difficult to get blood vessels to grow all the way through a large organ.
Given the need for organs and the shortage of donors, scientists are looking at every option to help bridge the gap - including stem cell research and artificial organs.
However, experiments using those artificial organs were considered dangerous because viruses from pigs could be contracted by patients.
The life-saving artificial organ, which operates from outside the body, can be dangerous as it is known to cause an increased risk of strokes and patients are generally placed on it for as little a time as possible.
On Monday, surgeons spent eight hours patching her heart to an artificial organ, grafting one of her veins onto her pulmonary artery.
But then the artificial organ, which is attached with magnets, dropped off last month.
Commencement speaker: Artificial organ researcher Dr.
A spokesman for the British Heart Foundation said while any advances in the development of an artificial organ were welcome, breakthrough claims should be viewed with "extreme caution".
Unlike ordinary thymuses 6 an organ producing virus-fighting T cells 6 in human bodies, the researchers said their artificial organ could withstand the test of time and continue creating healthy cells long into a patient's lifespan.
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