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Canadian study creates noninvasive, injectable lab-grown cardiac tissue

In the journal Nature Materials, a new study details how biomedical engineering researchers from the University of Toronto developed lab-grown cardiac tissue using tiny human tissue slices that were injected into rats and pigs without opening the chest to gain access to the heart. "You could customize this platform, adding growth factors or other drugs that would encourage tissue regeneration," said professor Milica Radisic.

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