Year 3

In order to treat children or adult patients who lose part of their gastrointestinal system from trauma, birth defect, or surgery for cancer, we are working on growing parts of the intestine for replacement. This tissue-engineered intestine is now growing well in our laboratory models, and further studying this model we have found ways to make the tissue grow faster while still confirming that the tissue is still growing in a healthy way. We published these findings and presented them at national and international meetings.