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Scaling of Engineered Vascular Grafts Using 3D Printed Guides and the Ring Stacking Method
 

Scaling of Engineered Vascular Grafts Using 3D Printed Guides and the Ring Stacking Method

Article doi: 10.3791/55322
March 27th, 2017

Summary March 27th, 2017

Scalable engineered blood vessels would improve clinical applicability. Using easily sizable 3D-printed guides, rings of vascular smooth muscle were created and stacked into a tubular form, forming a vascular graft. Grafts can be sized to meet the range of human coronary artery dimensions by simply changing the 3D-printed guide size.

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