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July 11, 2011 /  Nivea

First Successful Transplantation of a Synthetic Tissue Engineered Windpipe

For the first time in history, a patient has been given a new trachea made from a synthetic scaffold seeded with his own stem cells. The patient, a 36-year old man, is well on the way to full recovery and is now being discharged from the hospital.

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