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Artificial Organs Biotech II Presentation
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Less chance of organ rejection due to using own body cells
Less Use of Immunosupressive drugs
Higher success rate Artificial Organs Stella Sung
Zhana Smith There's a shortage of organ donations/ It takes a long time to get an organ donation. What's an Artificial Organ? Human scale cadaver organ has yet to be created or used successfully
Biosynthetic material are unable to grow certain types of cells
Find an effective scaffolding to be able to produce organs using patient's own cells
Create scaffolding able to produce different layers of cell types and tissue in a complex organ Organ transplants are crucial to patients whose own organs are failing. What is an Organ? heart kidney liver Types of Organ Rejection Hyperacute Occurs as soon as the donated organ is in the body Acute Occurs at least a few days
after transplant Chronic Very gradual rejection, lasting months or years man-made
has been around as early as 1885
Started off composed of all synthetic material now composed mostly of biosynthetic material. So...how do you make organs? Well, there are a couple different methods... Growing Organs/Limbs on Living Animals 3:53-5:02 SCAFFOLDING!?!?! Allows optimal cell growth
Provides the least interference when organ is inserted into a human body
can be used to create a complex organ Cadaver Organs Synthetic Rubber What are we trying to do? Engineer a proper biorubber scaffolding. Use natural biosyntheic material if all else fails we'll use 3d printing to print out organs Adelaide Centre. (2013). Organ and Tissue Donation. Retrieved from Adelaide Centre for Bioethics and Culture: http://www.bioethics.org.au/Resources/Resource%20Topics/Organ%20Donation.html
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