Tissue engineering, stem cells and cloning: Applications for regenerative medicine

Anthony Atala

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Abstract

Selective cell growth and biomaterials have led to the engineering of tissues and organs that may be used to restore and maintain normal function. Cells for tissue reconstitution can be derived from the native organ to be replaced, thus avoiding rejection. In situations where normal native tissues are not available, different stem cell sources may be explored. In addition, recent advances in the field of cloning have made it possible to retrieve cells using nuclear transfer techniques. Fetal applications have also been explored. Tissue engineering has been applied experimentally and clinically for the reconstitution of several tissues and organs. Recent progress suggests that other engineered tissues and organs created experimentally will also have clinical applicability.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationThird Smith and Nephew International Symposium - Translating Tissue Engineering into Products
StatePublished - Dec 1 2002
Externally publishedYes
EventThird Smith and Nephew International Symposium - Translating Tissue Engineering into Products - Atlanta, GA, United States
Duration: Oct 13 2002Oct 16 2002

Other

OtherThird Smith and Nephew International Symposium - Translating Tissue Engineering into Products
CountryUnited States
CityAtlanta, GA
Period10/13/0210/16/02

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Engineering(all)

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    Atala, A. (2002). Tissue engineering, stem cells and cloning: Applications for regenerative medicine. In Third Smith and Nephew International Symposium - Translating Tissue Engineering into Products [CT-1]