Tissue and organ engineering: Can we build intestine and vital organs?
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- Vacanti, J.P. Journal of Gastrointestinal Surgery (2003) 7: 831. doi:10.1007/s11605-003-0026-8
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The field of tissue engineering has emerged over the past 20 years. This paper presents a brief review of the conceptual framework of the field, its relationship to stem cell biology and regenerative medicine, and several examples of the state of the art including engineering of intestine as well as large vital organs such as the liver.