BioE professor Bashir and others create microvascular stamp

12/16/2011 - 8:00am

Bioengineering Professor Rashid Bashir
Bioengineering Professor Rashid Bashir
Bioengineering Professor Rashid Bashir and Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering Professor Hyunjoon Kong have developed a bandage that stimulates and directs blood vessel growth on the surface of a wound. The bandage, called a microvascular stamp, contains living cells that deliver growth factors to damaged tissues in a defined pattern. After a week, the pattern of the stamp is written in blood vessels, the researchers report.

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