Creating Biomedical Technologies to Improve Health


April 30, 2014

Columbia Engineers Grow Functional Human Cartilage in Lab

NIBIB grantee Gordana Vunjak-Novakovic at Columbia Engineering announced in the journal Proceedings of the Naitonal Academy of Sciences that they have successfully grown fully functional human cartilage in vitro from human stem cells derived from fat tissue. Their study demonstrates new ways to better mimic the enormous complexity of tissue development, regeneration, and disease. Read the full press release at

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Tissue Engineering/Regenerative Medicine