8 Jun, 12 | by BMJ Group
Following on from their sessions at the British Cardiovascular Society Conference, Alexander Lyon (senior lecturer in cardiology, Imperial College, London) talks to Christopher Breuer (director of tissue engineering, Yale University) and Alexander Seifalian (professor in the Division of Surgery and Interventional Science, University College London) about how far we are from taking tissue engineering from the lab to the clinic.
Professor Seifalian discusses his work using nanotechnology to build heart valves, and Professor Breuer his on developing artificial blood vessels.
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