Development of implantable autologous small-calibre vascular grafts from peripheral blood samples.

@article{Aper2013DevelopmentOI,
  title={Development of implantable autologous small-calibre vascular grafts from peripheral blood samples.},
  author={Thomas Aper and Omke Enno Teebken and Anke Krueger and Alexander Heisterkamp and Andres Hilfiker and Axel Haverich},
  journal={Zentralblatt fur Chirurgie},
  year={2013},
  volume={138 2},
  pages={173-9}
}
INTRODUCTION At present the generation of a small-calibre (≤5 mm) vascular replacement for artificial bypasses remains a challenge for tissue engineering. The biocompatibility of bioartificial vessel replacements is of decisive significance for function and depends on the materials used. A completely autologous vessel substitute must exhibit high biocompatibility and functionality. For this purpose we developed and optimised a technique for the engineering of an autologous bypass material from… CONTINUE READING