Stem Cell News

First synthetic windpipe transplant

8 July 2011

Windpipe Transplant

UCL Professor Alex Seifalian and his team created an artificial windpipe which was then coated in the patient's stem cells and implanted in a 36 year-old cancer patient.  The surgery was performed by Prof. Paolo Macchiarini (who holds a UCL Honorary appointment) at the Karolinska University Hospital in Stockholm, Sweden.

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