Creating Biomedical Technologies to Improve Health


August 31, 2017

Bioengineering a functional vascularized lung scaffold

A team of researchers is the first to successfully bioengineer a functional lung with perfusable and healthy vasculature in an ex vivo rodent lung. Their new approach allows the removal of the pulmonary epithelium while maintaining the viability and function of the vascular network and the lung matrix. Read more from Columbia Engineering.

Program Area: 
Health Terms: 
Lung Disease,
Tissue Engineering/Regenerative Medicine