Dec. 7, 2018
Israeli Scientists Create Personalized Tissue Implants (Times of Israel)
Researchers at Tel Aviv University have created the first fully personalized tissue implants. Based entirely on a patient’s own cells, they are 100% compatible with transplant patients.
Fatty tissue cells were extracted from animal subjects, then converted into stem cells that can be manipulated to generate any tissue type needed by the body.
Prof. Tal Dvir said the new technology could be used to “engineer any tissue type, and after transplantation we can efficiently regenerate any diseased or injured organ – a heart after a heart attack, a brain after trauma or with Parkinson’s disease, a spinal cord after injury….These implants will not be rejected by the body.”
“Theoretically we can work in every disease or disorder that cells are involved in, where tissue is dying. We can create the tissue to fix that injury by a simple injection of materials and cells at the injury site. We will replace diseased tissue with new tissue.”