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Kidney Patient Given First Engineered Blood Vessel in U.S.

Bloomberg News reports that doctors at Duke University Hospital performed the first genetically engineered blood vessel implantation in the U.S. on a 62-year-old man suffering from kidney failure. The vessel was placed in the patient’s arm so that it could easily be used in the future for dialysis. The doctors who performed the surgery said that “The vessel, grown with human cells on a mesh tube, has the potential to be widely used since it was cleansed of any lingering cells that may trigger an immune reaction.”

Read the article published by Bloomberg News.