Bio-engineered lungs are the first successful organs made in the lab | Innovation

The lungs were made in the lab from each pig's own cells

The lungs were made in the lab from each pig’s own cells

The University of Texas Medical Branch

In a major landmark for , lungs that were made in the lab have been successfully implanted into for the first time, enabling them to breathe normally. They have not yet been hooked up to a crucial artery, but the team behind the work are hopeful.

“I would argue this is the first time that a tissue-engineered has been implanted in a large animal and shown to survive and have any degree of function whatsoever,” says Laura …

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