Epicardial application of cardiac progenitor cells in a 3D-printed gelatin/hyaluronic acid patch preserves cardiac function after myocardial infarction.

@article{Gaetani2015EpicardialAO,
  title={Epicardial application of cardiac progenitor cells in a 3D-printed gelatin/hyaluronic acid patch preserves cardiac function after myocardial infarction.},
  author={Roberto Gaetani and Dries A. M. Feyen and Vera Verhage and Rolf Slaats and Elisa Messina and Karen L Christman and Alessandro Giacomello and Pieter A. F. M. Doevendans and Joost P G Sluijter},
  journal={Biomaterials},
  year={2015},
  volume={61},
  pages={339-48}
}
Cardiac cell therapy suffers from limitations related to poor engraftment and significant cell death after transplantation. In this regard, ex vivo tissue engineering is a tool that has been demonstrated to increase cell retention and survival. The aim of our study was to evaluate the therapeutic potential of a 3D-printed patch composed of human cardiac… CONTINUE READING