‘Biowire’ Could Be Major Step Toward Viable Cardiac Patches

cnetTech out of Toronto allows researchers to make mature tissue from human cardiac cell samples for the first time, which could eventually lead to biodegradable surgical patches that remain in the body.

Be still my beating heart. Or, rather, be very, very fast, so that it can be used by science. NIH

This is the battle cry out of the University of Toronto, where researchers are unveiling a biowire that could lead to the production of mature cardiac patches that are derived from real human cardiomyocytes (heart cells). Reporting this week in the scientific journal Nature Methods, cardiac researchers say the tech could lead to the development of mature cardiac patches in a range of sizes.

The full article is located at CNET

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