bioartificial organs


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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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Membrane Systems: For Bioartificial Organs and Regenerative Medicine
Vladimir Vasilets is head researcher at the Federal Scientific Research Centre of Transplantology and Bioartificial organs in Moscow.
When methods to cryopreserve complex tissues are perfected, it will become possible to store virtually every tissue in the body--whether taken from human donors, grown in the laboratory from stem cells, or combined with artificial components to form bioartificial organs. Such banks will be used to cure diseased or severely injured patients and to reverse aging in humans.