Injectable tissue patch could help repair damaged organs

A team of U of T Engineering researchers is mending broken hearts with an expanding tissue bandage a little smaller than a postage stamp.

Repairing heart tissue destroyed by a heart attack or medical condition with regenerative cells or tissues usually requires invasive open-heart surgery. But now biomedical engineering Professor Milica Radisic (IBBME, ChemE, Toronto General Hospital Research Institute) and her colleagues have developed a technique that lets them use a small needle to inject a repair patch, without the need to open up the chest cavity.

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