Tissue-engineered tracheal tissue implants
Work from Professor Martin Birchall, Professor Paolo de Coppi and Professor Mark Lowdell led to tissue-engineered adult and paediatric tracheal tissue implants.
21 February 2020
Professors Martin Birchall of the Ear Institute, Paolo de Coppi of ICH GOS and Mark Lowdell of the Cancer Institute developed, manufactured and performed FIH tissue-engineered adult and paediatric tracheal tissue implants constructed from decellularized donor trachea seeded with recipient mesenchymal stromal cells.
Phase I/II clinical trials for tissue engineered laryngeal, tracheal and oesophageal implants are active/in set-up.