Vascudyne’s New Organic Material to Replace Artificial Tissue for Heart Surgery

The U of M startup has developed living tissue for safer cardiovascular sugery.

Licensed from the University of Minnesota, the Vascudyne bioengineered tissue is manufactured from cells that create a robust decellularised collagen substrate—the protein found in skin and other connective tissues.

The organic material, which has similar properties to the tissue found in a human body, can be fully integrated with the rest of the heart and grow within the body—as well as able to heal itself—resulting in safer cardiovascular surgery.

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