Novel and Simple Method to Engineer a Platform Mimicking Blood Vessels

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SUTD: Wei Huang Goh and Michinao Hashimoto
Keio University: Azusa Shimizu, Shigenori Miurad, Shun Itai and Hiroaki Onoe

SUTD collaborated with Keio University to design and fabricate a versatile platform to replicate the pulsatile blood flow in blood vessels, which allows for in-depth investigation into pathological conditions.

The blood circulatory system serves as critical infrastructure for mass transportation of nutrients and facilitates the exchange of gaseous and waste products from organs in the human body. These blood vessels are subjected to constant exposure to the hydrodynamic pressure of blood flow, as well as the contracting and relaxing rhythm exerted by tissues surrounding it. The exposure to these stimuli can trigger a cascade of cellular responses that may give rise to adverse conditions such as thrombosis and inflammation in blood vessels.

You can find more details at https://www.sutd.edu.sg/Research/Research-News/2020/6/Novel-Method-Engineer-Platform-Mimic-Blood-Vessels

2021-09-27T16:39:54+00:00