“Tissue Velcro” Could Patch Damaged Organs

Hook and loop!  Velcro is a trademark… 😉

In the not-too-distant future, patients with damaged hearts or livers might receive tissue patches grown in a lab. This week, researchers announced an important development toward that goal: A biodegradable scaffold that allows strips of beating heart tissue to snap together like Velcro.

Source: “Tissue Velcro” Could Patch Damaged Organs

There’s no word if this does anything for the other scaffolding stuff in the news a little while back.

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