Wednesday, September 30, 2009

[ Technical Textiles - Researchers successfully colonise a textile implant with human stem cells.]

In a fluorescent microscope, the nuclei of the stem cells appear in blue, while the cytoskeleton has been marked in red.

Researchers at the Institute for Hygiene and Biotechnology (IHB) at the Hohenstein Institute in Germany have successfully devised a special textile coating that allows adult human stem cells to colonise the surface fibres of textile implants. A molecular layer of natural biomaterials from the human extra-cellular matrix has been developed for this purpose.


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