November 8, 2012 · 6:30 PM
Not a CFI Austin event
Solutions for Heart Disease: The Science of the Future Today
Technologies that involve cardiovascular tissue engineering present a promising approach by which replacement tissues and even organs can be developed at the bench and, ultimately, delivered to the patient when other treatments have failed or as improved reparative strategies. For organs that may not repair themselves and require a transplant, a whole human heart made from a patient’s own cells and tissues could be on the immediate horizon. Technology being developed right now in Texas could help make this possible.
Recent advances in cell biology and scaffold technology have made the "engineering" of complex tissues, organs, and even organ systems feasible. Dr. Taylor is working to "engineer" cardiac muscle, valves, and vasculature, with many of these technologies now progressing to first-in-human use trials.
In this talk, Dr. Taylor will discuss the discovery and application of new knowledge to improve patient care and to prevent cardiovascular disease. Dr. Taylor will share how building new cell and organ-based solutions for severe diseases could impact millions of patients suffering or who are at risk for these diseases.
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