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Researchers implant tissue engineered bladders

BMJ 1999; 318 doi: (Published 06 February 1999) Cite this as: BMJ 1999;318:350
  1. Janice Hopkins Tanne
  1. New York

    Bladders grown in the laboratory with tissue engineering techniques have been successfully implanted and shown to function in animals, according to a study published in Nature Biotechnology (1999;17:140-55).

    Dr Anthony Atala, a surgeon and director of the tissue engineering laboratory, and a team from the Boston Children's Hospital and Harvard Medical School claim that …

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