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Regenerative heart valves: from simulation to replacement

Interview with Professor Simon P. Hoerstrup, Institute for Regenerative Medicine, University of Zurich

07/23/2018

Image: Prof. Simon P. Hoerstrup; Copyright: WyssZurich

Professor Simon P. Hoerstrup, Institute for Regenerative Medicine, University of Zurich

Image: View over the shoulders of two doctors at a screen showing a model of a heart; Copyright: panthermedia.net/Wavebreakmedia ltd

Computer simulations allow not only the individual design of a regenerative heart valve, but also the prediction of how it will develop in the body after implantation.

Image: Model of a heart valve; Copyright: panthermedia.net/maya2008

Prof. Hoerstrup sees more than just a trend in Tissue Engineering. According to him, it is a medically sensible step to develop regenerative and thus viable implants.

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