Artificial blood vessels tested successfully in rats


scientists have developed a new biodegradable material for creating artificial blood vessels that is much more compatible with body tissue than those currently used. After successfully testing it in rats, the team believes it will lead to greater use of artificial blood vessels in human patients.The team - from Vienna University of Technology and Vienna Medical University in Austria - describes how they made and tested the new material in a paper published in the journal ActaBiomaterialia.