Siberian scientists have developed a unique technology to create artificial blood vessels
Developers assume that technology will reduce the risk of inflammation, thrombosis and other negative processes in patients in need of transplants.
NOVOSIBIRSK, February 27. /TASS/. A unique technology of creating artificial blood vessels with properties as close as possible to physiological, developed by scientists from the Institute of Cytology and genetics (ICG), Siberian branch (RAS) and Novosibirsk state University (NSU). The development will reduce the risk of inflammation, thrombosis and other negative processes in patients in need of transplants, according to the press service of the NSU.
“For development we used lining the blood vessels and creates vascular tone cells taken from postoperative material of myocardium of man. The colonization of vascular prostheses these cells will increase the service life of the transplant”, — quotes the press-service of the word the students of NSU Anna Smirnova, working in the laboratory of epigenetics in the development of the ICG SB RAS.
The Institute explained that the technology to create artificial blood vessels based on the settling of membranes made of polycaprolactone cells of the myocardium. Synthetic materials used in vascular surgery have a number of physical disabilities, and the use of vessels of the patient is often not possible for medical reasons.
“Researchers suggest that the new technology will reduce the risk of inflammation, thrombosis and immunopathological processes that lead to the re-deficit of blood circulation”, — stated in the message.
So far, the development of the Siberian biologists tested on mice.
The experiments showed that the new technology has several advantages over existing, and can be used for the development of substitutes for blood vessels of small diameter
The development is supported by the Russian Foundation for basic research.