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Bioartificial organs: Spanish researchers replace pig corneal cells with human stem cells

Date:
April 19, 2011
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University of Granada
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Researchers in Spain have made progress toward bioartificial organs by extracting pig corneal cells and replacing them with human stem cells.

Researchers at the University of Granada have made progress toward bioartificial organs by extracting pig corneal cells and replacing them with human stem cells.

This method, known as decellularization and recellulation, allows scientists to maintain the basic structure of the cornea and replace its cellular components.

The research group is composed of professors Antonio Campos and Miguel Alaminos (histologists), Marνa del Mar Pιrez, Ana Ionescu and Juan de la Cruz Cardona (opticians) and the ophthalmologist Miguel Gonzαlez Andrades, University Hospital San Cecilio, Granada. Their results are published online in the research journal Investigative Ophthalmology & Visual Science.

An artificial cornea

The University of Granada researchers belong to the same research group that made an artificial cornea with biomaterials designed at the Tissue Engineering Laboratory of the University of Granada, which is currently on the preparatory stage to start a clinical trial.

At present, the authors of this study are promoting the establishment of an Institute for Tissue Engineering in Granada, which is currently on the feasibility and design phase.


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  1. M. Gonzalez-Andrades, J. de la Cruz Cardona, A. M. Ionescu, A. Campos, M. del Mar Perez, M. Alaminos. Generation of Bioengineered Corneas with Decellularized Xenografts and Human Keratocytes. Investigative Ophthalmology & Visual Science, 2010; 52 (1): 215 DOI: 10.1167/iovs.09-4773

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