Tissue-engineered tracheal transplantation

Silvia Baiguera, Martin A. Birchall, Paolo MacChiarini

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Regenerative medicine offers new tools with which to tackle disorders for which there is currently no good therapeutic option. The trachea is an ideal organ in which to explore the clinical potential of tissue engineering because severe large airway disease is poorly managed by conventional treatments, and the success of a graft is determined only by its ability to conduct air lifelong: that is, whether it can become a sustainable biological conduit. We define the component parts of tissue engineering and review the experimental methods used to produce airway implants to date, including a recent successful, first-in-man experience.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)485-491
Number of pages7
Issue number5
StatePublished - Mar 2010
Externally publishedYes


  • Acellular matrix
  • Allogeneic human trachea
  • Autologous human cells
  • Clinical transplantation
  • Recellularization

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Transplantation


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