Harvard Biosciences and a team of international surgeons and scientists have successfully collaborated to create and implant a bioartificial trachea. The trachea was created by growing stem cells onto a spongy scaffold with appropriate physical properties. The growth phase of the process took between 10 to 12 days and included chemical or physical triggers to guide stem cell differentiation . The accomplishment was made by applying an extension of the processes originally developed and demonstrated by an international group of researchers. In this case an artificial scaffold replaced donor tissues.
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