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Self-aligning tissue growth guide

Phillips, James and Brown, R.A. (2004). Self-aligning tissue growth guide. UCL BIOMEDICA PLC, WO2004087231.

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Abstract

The present invention relates to artificial tissue growth guides comprising a core and an outer sleeve, which facilitates the regeneration of damaged tissues, such as nerves. The core is fixed to the sleeve at two attachment sites so that cells seeded within the core produce mechanical tension between the attachment sites. This tension aligns the cells and the fibres of the core and provides an improved substrate for tissue regeneration. Growth guides may be surgically implanted into an individual.

Item Type: Patent
Academic Unit/Department: Science
Interdisciplinary Research Centre: Biomedical Research Network (BRN)
Item ID: 3863
Depositing User: James Phillips
Date Deposited: 06 Jul 2006
Last Modified: 07 Mar 2014 13:45
URI: http://oro.open.ac.uk/id/eprint/3863
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